Former Nelsen Steel president dies at 85

Jul 25, 2013 | 06:38 PM |

Tags  Clifford Nelsen, Nelsen Steel, obituary

NEW YORK — Clifford Davis "Cliff" Nelsen, chairman emeritus and former president of Nelsen Steel Co., Franklin Park, Ill., has died at his home in Key Largo, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 85.

After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, Nelsen joined the U.S. Merchant Marine and served on a number of ships in the Caribbean before joining the family business that....

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