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Insurance company executive

Robert Malcolm Whitsel was American insurance company executive. Recipient National Business Silver Leadership award Junior Achievement, 1977, lifetime achievement award National Society Fund Raising Executives.


Whitsel, Robert Malcolm was born on December 30, 1929 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Earl Newton and Elizabeth (Bader) Whitsel.


Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1951. Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1954. Degree of management (honorary), Purdue University.


With, Lafayette Life Insurance Company, 1954-1995;member Executive Committee, Lafayette Life Insurance Company, 1968-1998;executive vice president, Lafayette Life Insurance Company, 1973;president, Lafayette Life Insurance Company, 1973-1995;also board directors, Lafayette Life Insurance Companyretired, Lafayette Life Insurance Company, 1995. Member of advisory board NBD, Bank.


Elder, trustee, deacon Presbyterian Church, 1965-1974. Director, past president Junior Achievement Greater Lafayette, Inc., 1976-1977, Control Presbyterian Foundation, Edgelea Parent-Teachers Association. Past president, board directors, past campaign chairman United Way Greater Lafayette.

Past vice president, board directors Wabash School for Mentally Retarded. Past member of advisory board Purdue Center for Economics Education. Past president, board directors Capital Funds Foundation Greater Lafayette.

Board directors Lafayette Home Hospital, since 1972, member finance committee, since 1976, past president. Trustee Young Women’s Christian Association Foundation. Past chairman Greater Lafayette Progress Inc., North Control Health Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc.

Paast chairman West Lafayette Foundation, Inc. President Westminster Village Retirement Center. Past president Greater Lafayette Cmty.

Foundation; board directors, member Executive Committee purdue Research Foundation First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Member Society Residential Appraisers, Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association (past president), American Council Life Insurance (past board directors, chairman Forum 500 section), Society Finance Analysts, Association Indiana Life Insurance Companies (past president), Indiana C. ofC. (past director), Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce (past president), Indiana Society of Chicago, Lafayette Country Club (past president, director), Sagamore of the Wabash (designated), Town and Gown Club, Masons, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Marilyn Katherine House, October 15, 1955. Children– Rebecca Sue, Cynthia Annual.

Earl Newton Whitsel

Elizabeth (Bader) Whitsel

Marilyn Katherine House

Rebecca Sue Whitsel

Cynthia Annual Whitsel