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James Wesley Swan

James Wesley Swan, American newspaper publisher. Board directors Salvation Army, West River Mental Health Center; president Rapid City United Fund; member Citizens Advisory Council on Future of South Dakota Served to lieutenant (junior grade) Supply Corps United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1961. Member Great Falls (Montana)-Rapid City Chamber of Commerce (director 1973-1976).

Background

  • Swan, James Wesley was born on November 29, 1934 in Des Moines. Son of Joyce Alonzo and Pauline (Snider) Swan.

  • Education

    • AB, Princeton, 1957.

    Career

    • Computer programmer, systems analyst, salesman Honeywell Electronic Data Processing, Minneapolis, 1961-1963. Display salesman Minneapolis Star and Tribune, 1963-1965. Assistant public Great Falls Tribune, 1965-1968.

      Vice president, public Rapid City Journal, 1968-1974, president, public, since 1974.

    Membership

    Board directors Salvation Army, West River Mental Health Center. President Rapid City United Fund. Member Citizens Advisory Council on Future of South Dakota Served to lieutenant (junior grade) Supply Corps United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1961.

    Member Great Falls (Montana)-Rapid City Chamber of Commerce (director 1973-1976).

    Connections

    • Married Esther Lavina Freyborg, November 9, 1963. Children– James Alan, Nancy Joyce.
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    Born November 29, 1934
    • 1957
      Princeton
    • 1963 - 1965
      display salesman Minneapolis Star and Tribune
    • 1965 - 1968
      assistant, public Great Falls Tribune
    • 1968 - 1974
      vice president