Dr. Bardin H. Nelson

Published 12:26 pm Monday, August 23, 2010

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Dr. Bardin H. Nelson died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at his home in College Station, Texas. He was 89.

Dr. Nelson was born in Oakland, La., and received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Louisiana State University. He served as a Naval officer during World War II before returning to LSU as a faculty member. He was a founding member of University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge and had served as a deacon at Parkway Baptist Church in College Station.

In 1950, Dr. Nelson became a professor of economics at Texas A&M University, where he served for 32 years and was a consultant to The Ford Foundation in the Middle East and served as a Middle East economic adviser to the federal government.

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He was named Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 1982, then worked as an author.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Barbara Campbell Nelson.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Gale Nelson; two sons, Bardin H. Nelson Jr. and Howard Nelson, both of College Station; a stepson; two brothers, William R. Nelson and the Rev. Hugh Nelson; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives, including Sandra Huffman of Vicksburg.

Services were Thursday at Parkway Baptist Church in College Station.