Jan Paulsen

Jan Paulsen

Name Jan Paulsen
Profession Religious Leader
Date of Birth 1935-01-05
Place of Birth Norway
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Birth Sign Capricorn

About Jan Paulsen

President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the church’s foremost religious figure, from 1999 to 2010.

Early Life of Jan Paulsen

He served as Vice President of the General Conference for four years under his predecessor.

Trivia

He strengthened the church with dialogues on science and faith, as well as outreach to the younger generation.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife of over 50 years, Kari Trykkerud.

Associated With

Art Blakey, the jazz drummer, also came from a devout Seventh day Adventist family.

Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen

Name Gary Paulsen
Profession Young Adult Author
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth Minneapolis, MN
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Birth Sign Taurus

About Gary Paulsen

Author of over 400 wilderness-themed short stories, books, plays, and magazine articles intended for teens and young adults. His best known works include Hatchet, Dogsong, Woodsong, The Voyage of the Frog, and Masters of Disaster.

Early Life of Gary Paulsen

He ran away from home and joined a carnival at age fourteen. His childhood was marked by trauma, some of which he details in his 1993 work, Eastern Sun, Winter Moon: An Autobiographical Odyssey.

Trivia

He was the recipient of multiple literary honors, including the 1997 Margaret Edwards Award.

Family Life

Paulsen’s father was an Army officer on General Patton’s staff during World War II, and he was raised primarily by his mother, grandmother, and aunts. He married Ruth Wright Paulsen and fathered three children: Lance, Lynn, and James.

Associated With

He was a keynote speaker at an annual writing conference named after the renowned author, Sinclair Lewis.

Wilfried Paulsen | Chess Player

Wilfried Paulsen | Chess Player

Name Wilfried Paulsen
Profession Chess Player
Date of Birth 1828-07-31
Place of Birth Germany
Age 72 yrs
Death Date 1901-02-06
Birth Sign Leo

About Wilfried Paulsen

A German chess master who was one of the world’s top players in the middle of the 19th century.

Early Life Experience of Wilfried Paulsen

He grew up playing chess with his brother and other family members.

Trivia Info

His brother is Louis Paulsen, a player whose unique strategies are still used by many players today.

Family Life and Relationship

He and his brother Louis honed their skills by playing against each other as children.

Close Associates

He was a chief rival of German chess great Adolf Andersson.

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Name Rob Paulsen
Profession TV Actor
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth Detroit, MI
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Birth Sign Pisces

About Rob Paulsen

Voice actor known for his work as Raphael in the popular film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and as Pinky on the show Pinky and the Brain.

Early Life Experience of Rob Paulsen

He originally wanted to become a singer, singing in choir and plays as a youngster.

Trivia Info

He is known for his versatility with accents, having voiced characters with British, Scottish, and Cockney accents despite being an American.

Family Life and Relationship

He has a son named Ashton.

Close Associates

He performed on the children’s show Animaniacs with fellow voice actor Bill Mumy.