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Seth Cole Gatchell was American life insurance company executive. Served with United States Navy, 1947-1950, 51-53, Korea. Member American College Clubs.


Gatchell, Seth Cole was born on August 26, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of James Whittier and Nellie Dean (Campbell) Gatchell.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1947. Bachelor, University Missouri, 1951.


With public relations department Station WQED, Pittsburgh, 1953-1954. Assistant manager Pittsburgh Symphony Society, 1954-1956. Agent Union Mutual Life Insurance Company, Pittsburgh, 1956-1959.

Supervisor, training director, general agent Pan-American Life Insurance Company, New Orleans, 1959-1967. Successively vice president, agency director, senior vice president, president and chief executive officer Lincoln Liberty Life Insurance Company, Nebraska, 1967-1980, also director Nebraska. President Consolidated Programs, Inc., 1967-1980.

President, chief executive officer Midwest Life Insurance Company Nebraska, 1979-1980. Executive vice president USLife Corporation, 1980-1981. President, chief executive officer All American Life Insurance Company, 1981-1983, vice chairman, since 1984.

President, chief executive officer The United States Life Insurance Company Insurance Company, 1984-1987. Director 6 subsidiary life insurance companies.


Served with United States Navy, 1947-1950, 51-53, Korea. Member American College Clubs.


Married Mary Margaret Greene, January 26, 1951. Children: Seth Cole, Sarah Jane, Jeffrey Holmes.

James Whittier Gatchell

Nellie Dean (Campbell) Gatchell

Mary Margaret Greene

Seth Cole Gatchell

Sarah Jane Gatchell

Jeffrey Holmes Gatchell