Nielsen, A. C.
- Caron Schwartz Ellis
Nielsen, A. C. (05 September 1897–01 June 1980), market research engineer and business executive, was born Arthur Charles Nielsen in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Danish immigrant Rasmus Nielsen, a business executive, and Harriet Burr Gunn, a teacher. He received his early education at the grammar school in Berwyn and Morton High School in Cicero. He went on to the University of Wisconsin, where in 1918 he obtained a B.S. in electrical engineering, delivering the valedictory address and graduating with the highest grades a student had ever achieved there. In 1918 he also married Gertrude B. Smith; they had five children. That year he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an ensign and served during World War I on the USS ...