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Raynold A. Swanson

Raynold A. Swanson was American electronics executive. Co-winner Engineering Excellence award National Mobile Communications Association, 1988.

Background

  • Swanson, Raynold A. was born on February 7, 1920 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, United States. Son of August J. and Ida M. (Hansen) Swanson.

  • Education

    • Student, Western Reserve University, 1944. Student, University Minnesota, 1947. Student, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1952.

      Student, University Iowa, 1952. Associate of Arts, Dunwood Industrial Institute, 1947.

    Career

    • Mechanical draftsman Collins Radio, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1947-1950, mechanical engineer, 1950-1967. Section head Harris Corporation, Quincy, Illinois, 1967-1970. Vice president manufacturing, co-founder Quintron Corporation, 1970-1982, executive vice president, 1982-1985, also board directors.

    Works

    • Patentee mechanical stop.

    Membership

    Town clerk Riverside (Illinois) Township, 1980-1989, township trustee, 1989-1993. Board directors Chaddock School, Quincy, 1976-1991. Advisor board directors Salvation Army, Quincy, 1975-1991, life member, since 1991.

    Participant in chartering First Covenant Church, Cedar Rapids, 1948. Member Spring Lake Country Club, Kiwanis (president Quincy 1984-1985).

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, bowling, skiing, senior olympics.

    Connections

    • Married Millicent J. Wicklund, December 27, 1947. Children: Vern, Larry, Doug.
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    Born February 7, 1920
    Died July 29, 2004
    (aged 84)
    • 1944
      Western Reserve University
    • 1947
      University Minnesota
    • 1952
      Coe College
    • 1952
      University Iowa
    • 1947
      Dunwood Industrial Institute
    • 1947 - 1950
      Mechanical draftsman Collins Radio
      Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      section head, Harris Corporation
      Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1970 - 1982
      vice president, manufacturing
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