Edward C. Oliver

[Photo: Edward Oliver]

Professional experience: Arbitrator, FINRA Dispute Resolution, Inc.; Director, First Minnesota Bank, since 2001; President and Owner, Oliver Financial, since 1990; Minnesota State Senator 1993-2002 (also served as Assistant Minority Leader); President and CEO, Washington Square Securities, Inc., 1968 to 1990; Senior Intelligence Specialist, U.S. Air Force.

Other affiliations: Vice Chairman and Director, Minnesota State Arts Board; Member, Great Lakes Commission.

Education: B.A., Economics, University of Minnesota.

Family: Wife, Charlotte and three sons.

FMR Board Member since: 2004

Board committee: Development

Quote: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” — Yogi Berra

Hobbies: Tennis, sailing and foreign travel.

Interesting book: The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman.

Favorite Mississippi River location: Saint Anthony Falls

Favorite animal: Golden retriever

Last memorable vacation: Train and ferry boat tour around the Baltic states.

Favorite band: Doc Severinsen

Conservation/Environmental heroes: Teddy Roosevelt and Rachel Carson.