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Roy Frederick Bergengren

Roy Frederick Bergengren, American lawyer, credit union pioneer. Member Chi Phi, American Legion.


  • Bergengren, Roy Frederick was born on June 14, 1879 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frederick Wilhelm Alexis and Caroline Frances (Boynton) Bergengren.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1903. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1906.


    • Practiced law, Lynn. Massachusetts, 1906-1918. Commissioner of finance, Lynn, 1915-1917. Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918.

      Executive secretary Credit Union National Extension Bureau to 1935, managing director Credit Union National Association, 1935-1945. Captain Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1918-1919. Finance manager of ordnance, Boston district, 1919.

      Drafted credit union laws, operative in 41 states and District of Columbia, also federal credit union law.


    • Author: Cooperative Banking, 1923. Credit Coöperation as Adapted to the Needs of the Worker, 1927. Credit Union—A Cooperative Banking Book, 1931.

      We the People, 1933
    • Cuna Emerges, 1935. Credit Union North America, 1940. I Speak for Joe Doakes, 1945.

      Crusade, The Fight for Economic Democracy, 1952.


    Member Chi Phi, American Legion.


    • Married Gladys Louise Burroughs, November 4, 1912. Children: Ruth (deceased), Roy Frederick, Dorothy.
    • father: Frederick Wilhelm Alexis Bergengren
    • mother: Caroline Frances (Boynton) Bergengren
    • spouse: Gladys Louise Burroughs
    • children: Ruth Bergengren (deceased)
    • Roy Frederick Bergengren
    • Dorothy Bergengren
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    Died November 11, 1955
    (aged 76)