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corporate executive

William Edward Nelson, American corporate executive.

Background

Nelson, William Edward was born on July 16, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Ora Parton and Mary Francis (Bowers) Nelson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business, Pepperdine U., 1949; Doctor of Laws, Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1951; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1954.

Career

General manager, Gilbert & Rothschild, Los Angeles, 1959-1960; vice-president, director finance and administration, Microdot, South Pasadena, California, 1960-1963; president investments, Prospect Center Corporation, La Jolla, California, 1963-1991; president, chief Executive officer, Valley Company, Atchison, Kansas, 1990-1991. Chairman, president San Diegans, Inc., 1979-1982. Chairman Scripps Bank, since 1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (textbook) California Land Security & Development, 1966, Real Estate Remedies, 1976.

Politics

Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.

Views

Bible is the primary source of theology and doctrine, with three others being tradition, reason and experience.

Membership

Trustee La Jolla Town Council, 1979-1982. Chair Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, La Jolla, since 1991, Scripps Institutions Medicine and Science, since 1993. President Chief Executive Officer Scripps Institutions Medicine and Science and Scripps Health.

Chair Center City Planning Commission, San Diego, 1986-1990. With United States Navy, 1944-1946, PTO. Member American Bar Association, California Bar Association, San Diego Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association, Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, cycling.

Connections

Married Lollie Margaret Russell, January 22, 1952. Children: Lindsey, Neil, Mark, Anne Hoover.

father:
Ora Parton Nelson

mother:
Mary Francis (Bowers) Nelson

spouse:
Lollie Margaret Russell

child:
Neil Nelson

child:
Lindsey Nelson

child:
Mark Nelson

child:
Anne Hoover Nelson