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Merle Harry McDonald,, American nursing home administrator. Named Young Man of America, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1974; recipient Achievement award, Goodwill Industries, 1973, United Way, 1975.


McDonald,, Merle Harry was born on December 16, 1944 in Christchurch, New Zeeland. Arrived in United States, 1945. Son of Merle Harry and Stella Nairn (Neylon) McDonald.


Bachelor, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1966. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1972.


Administrative assistant United States Senator George McGovern, Washington, 1971—1972. Assistant administrator Luther Manor, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 1972—1973. Executive administrator Office Lieutenant Governor, Madison, 1973—1974.

Associate administrator Lutheran Home for Aging, Milwaukee, 1974—1977. President Marian Catholic Home, since 1977. Served to sergeant United States Army, 1968-1970.


Treasurer Wisconsin McGovern for President Committee, Milwaukee, 1972. Board directors Independent Living, Inc., Madison, 1973, Wisconsin S. Action Coalition, Milwaukee, 1974—1978. Co-chairman Wisconsin Carter for President Committee, 1976.

President Milwaukee Symphony Knights, 1978—1983. Deputy director Democratic Convention, New York City, 1980. Board directors Wisconsin Conservatory Music, Milwaukee, 1985.

Member of American College Health Care Administrators, Wisconsin Association Homes for Aging (board directors since 1982), American Association Homes for Aging, Wisconsin Club (Milwaukee).


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, reading.


Married Sandra Kay Wade, June 11, 1966. Children: Christine, Maureen.