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O. Edward Nelson, American marketing executive.


Nelson, O. Edward was born on March 29, 1935 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Oscar Edward and Hettie Halena (Parker) Nelson.


Student, California State University, Northridge, 1967. Bachelor of Science in Management, Marylhurst College, Portland, 1977. Master of Business Administration in Marketing, Portland State University, 1980.

Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management, Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California, 1990.


Buyer Boeing Airplane Company, Renton, Washington, 1957-1960. Senior production planner General Dynamics, San Diego, 1960-1962. Engineering analyst North America Aviation, Downey, California, 1962-1966.

Project administrator Radio Corporation of America, Van Nuys, 1966-1969. Director administration Daystar Communications Inc., Eugene, Oregon, 1969-1973. Engineering supervisor Wagner Mining Equipment Company, Portland, 1973-1982.

Marketing manager Oregon Metallurgical Corporation, Albany, 1982-1992, president marketing, since 1992. Member adjunct faculty Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1984-1988. Member Industry Sector Advisory Committee, Washington, since 1989.

Chairman Federal Metals Credit Union, Albany, since 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Product Life Cycle of Engineered Metals, 1989, (proceedings) Global Trends in Titanium Trade, 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Any individual, child, or otherwise cannot be baptized until they come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ—then, and only then, would a person be baptized.


Baptists should be faithful ambassadors of reconciliation in their personal relationships and local communities as they demonstrate the power of the Gospel to reconcile all persons in Christ.


The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.


Member committee Mid-Willamette Valley Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1985. Member American Society for Metals (chairman international Willamette chapter), Society for Advancement Materials and Process Engineering (international speaker 1991), Society Automotive Engineers (speaker 1985), Titanium Development Association (founding board directors 1984-1986), American Defense Preparedness Association, Smithsonian Associates, Rotary (board directors Corvallis since 1989, past president, 1991-1992).


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, chess, volleyball.


Married Florence Marlene Arneson, October 23, 1954. Children: Stephen, Lynette, Jeffrey, Laurie, Leanne.

Oscar Edward Nelson

Hettie Halena (Parker) Nelson

Florence Marlene Arneson

Stephen Nelson

Lynette Nelson

Jeffrey Nelson

Laurie Nelson

Leanne Nelson