Charles Gelatt

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Charles D. Gelatt

Biographical Information[edit]

Charles Gelatt was an original part-owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, owning 10% of the team.

Other ventures[edit]

He became a leader in the family business, Northern Engraving Corporation, during World War II.

He served on the Board of Trustees of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company for 28 years. From 1945 to 1962 and later in the 1960s, he served on the Board of Directors for the Miami Beach First National Bank.

He was an original investor in the La Crosse Catbirds of the Continental Basketball Association.

He founded numerous companies, including MicroCard -- which he sold to National Cash Register in 1967 -- and Northern Micrographics.

He donated extensively to organizations in and around La Crosse, including the Franciscan Skemp Medical Center and Viterbo University (he also served on the school's Board of Directors). His donations tallied in the millions of dollars, including a $2 million gift to the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.