Frank E. Nulsen, vice president of the United States Bank of St. Louis, is a native son of the city in which he now makes his home and in which he has gained an enviable place in business circles. He was born on the 12th of August, 1867, his parents being John C. and Albertine (Creuzbauer) Nulsen. The father was born in Germany, May 24, 1824, and came to America in 1842, arriving in Missouri the following year. Here he engaged in the tobacco and wholesale liquor business and in 1881 organized the Missouri Malleable Iron Company, conducting the business in St. Louis until 1892, when he removed the plant to East St. Louis. His death occurred in the former city in 1906. His wife was a native of southern Germany and they were married in St. Louis.
Frank E. Nulsen was educated in the public schools and in the Manual Training School, from which he was graduated, while later he attended Washington University. He started in business in connection with his father and it was his purpose to acquaint himself with every detail as well as with the governing principles of the business. When the plant was removed is East St. Louis he was made secretary and general manager, remaining an active factor in the control and direction of the business until the company sold out to the National Malleable Casting Company. He has since given his attention to other interests, being now vice president of the United States Bank, secretary and one of the directors of the J. C. Nulsen Investment Company and connected with other business interests. The Missouri Malleable Iron Company during the war period engaged in the manufacture of trench mortar shells and castings for new cars used by the government in the camps on this side and overseas as well.
On the 2d of October, 1889, Mr. Nulsen was married to Miss Ida Espenhain, a daughter of Frank C. Espenhain, a prominent dry goods merchant. They have one son, John C., twenty-nine years of age, who is now manager for the National Malleable Casting Company, and two daughters were born to them: Emily, who died at the age of two years; and Elizabeth. The son enlisted as a first lieutenant in the ordnance inspection department and was stationed at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the World war period, having thirty-six or thirty-eight plants under his supervision.
In his political views Mr. Nulsen has always been a republican and gives stanch support to the party. He finds his recreation in hunting and is a member of the Dardenne Shooting Club. He also belongs to the Missouri Athletic Association, the Glen Echo Country Club and the Sunset Hill Country Club and has a most favorable acquaintance among the membership of these organizations. In business, too, he has made a creditable name and place for himself and has won that success which is the legitimate and sure reward of earnest and intelligently directed effort.