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Carolyn Nelson's Biography

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Full Name:

Carolyn C. Nelson

Gender:

Female

Family:

Spouse: Gil; 3 Children: Paul, John, Karla

Birth Date:

10/08/1937

Birth Place:

Madison, WI

Home City:

Fargo, ND

Religion:

United Methodist

MS, Math/Educational Administration, North Dakota State University, 1960

BS, Math/Music Education, North Dakota Agricultural College, 1959

Former Minority Caucus Leader, North Dakota State Senate

Senator, North Dakota State Senate, District 21, 1994-2018

Assistant Minority Leader, North Dakota Senate, 2006-2010

Democratic-Nonpartisan League Party Caucus Chair, North Dakota Senate, 2000-2006

Representative, North Dakota State Assembly, 1986-1988, District 21, District 45, 1992-1994

Former President, Fargo Board of Education, 1985-1991

State Representative, North Dakota State Assembly, 1986-1988

Member, Lake Agassiz Arts Council Arts Advocacy Task Force, 2002-present

Selection Committee Member, Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, 1996-present

Former Member, Government and Veterans Affairs Committee, North Dakota State Senate

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, North Dakota State Senate

Former Member, Transportation Committee, North Dakota State Senate

Board Member, Budget Stabilization and Legacy Fund Advisory Board, 2013-2015

State Coordinator, WiLL/WAND, 2006-2014

Member, North Dakota Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 2002-2010

Appointee, North Dakota Teachers Fund for Retirement Board, 1985-1992

Consultant, Independent Sales, 1997-present

Director, First United Methodist Church Music, 1970-present

Senior Lecturer, Emeritus in Mathematics, North Dakota State University, 1968-present

Church Musician, First United Methodist Church, 1968-1995

Lobbyist, Higher Education Faculty, 1988-1990

President, National Federation of Music Clubs, 2011-present

Board Member, Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, 2009-present

Member, National Federation of Music Clubs, 2003-present

Member, American Association of University Women

Member, American Guild of English Handbell Ringers

Member, First United Methodist Church

Member, League of Women Voters

Member, North Dakota Federation of Music Clubs

Former President/Lobbyist, North Dakota Parent Teacher Association

Board Member, The Consensus Council, 1999-2015

First Vice President, National Federation of Music Clubs, 2007-2011

Board Chairman, The Consensus Council, 2006-2008

Regional Vice President, National Federation of Music Clubs, 2005-2007

Former President, North Dakota Federation of Music Clubs, 1997-2001

Awards:

ND Student Association Legislator of the Year, 2001; ND Bar Association Legislative Service Award, 2000; Veterans' Coordinating Council Outstanding Legislator, 2001; ND Library Association Legislator of the Year, 1998; ND Children's Caucus Voices Award, 1995.

ND Library Association Legislator of the Year (1998), ND Bar Association Legislative Service Award (2000), ND Student Association Legislator of the Year (2001), Veterans' Coordinating Council Outstanding Legislator (2001) and ND Children's Caucus Voices Award (1995)

2007 WiLL Pacesetter Award from Women's Action in New Directions and the Women Legislator's Lobby

Number of Grandchildren:

9

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