David Nelson (politician)

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David Nelson
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 29th district
In office
Succeeded by Bill Hansell
Personal details
Political party Republican1

David Nelson (born 1941) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. He served four terms in the Oregon State Senate. He lives in Pendleton, and represented District 29.[1]


David Nelson was born on 6 August, 1941 in Pendleton, Oregon.[2]


Nelson and his wife Alice have four children. They also have four grandchildren.[2]


He was first elected to the Senate in 1996, and reelected in 2000, 2004, and 2008.[1]

Political Experience[edit]

David Nelson has had the following experience:

  • Senator, Oregon State Senate, 1996-present
  • Oregon State Senate Majority Leader, 2001
  • County Attorney, Pondera County, Montana, 1971-1975[2]


David Nelson has been a member of the following organizations:

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Babe Ruth Association
  • Member, Eastern Oregon Symphony
  • Member, Education Foundation of Pendleton
  • Member, Oregon Wheat League
  • Member, Pendleton Swim Association
  • Member, Rotary Club[2]


He attended the University of California at Berkley, but then transferred to the University of Oregon, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in 1964. He then managed, and later purchased, a wheat farm in Brady, Montana. He earned a law degree from the University of Montana Law School in 1967.


  1. ^ a b http://www.leg.state.or.us/nelson_david/bio.htm
  2. ^ a b c d "Senator David Nelson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 

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