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Marvin Nelson Christensen

venture capitalist

Marvin Nelson Christensen, American venture capitalist. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Bankers Association, Minnesota Bankers Association, Masons, Elks, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Background

Christensen, Marvin Nelson was born on July 15, 1927 in W. Branch, Iowa, United States. Son of Peter Ancher and Martha Henrietta (Neilsen) Christensen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Iowa, 1950.

Career

Private practice insurance and real estate, Iowa City, 1955-1969;assistant to president, General Growth Companies, Des Moines, 1970-1972;acquisitions director, Life Investors of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, 1972-1980;chairman and chief Executive officer, Business Commercial Realty, Denver, since 1980;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Colorado International Development, Colorado Springs, since 1984;chairman, Byers (Colorado) State Bank, 1987-1989;chairman, Farmer's State Bank, Waubun, Minnesota, 1988-1996. Founder, administrator Waubun Area Development Enterprises, since 1988.

Works

  • Columnist: View from My Window (monthly newspaper). Contributor many articles to national publications.

Membership

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Bankers Association, Minnesota Bankers Association, Masons, Elks, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, cabinet making, fishing.

Connections

Married Mary Lou Miller, December 17, 1949 (deceased June 1999). Children: Stephen R., Barbara. Married Virginia Thompson, 2001.

father:
Peter Ancher Christensen

mother:
Martha Henrietta (Neilsen) Christensen

spouses:
Mary Lou Miller

Virginia Thompson

children:
Stephen R. Christensen

Barbara Christensen