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Harold Bongarten

Harold Bongarten was business executive, consultant. Named Man of Year, Jewish Federal of Southern Arizona, 2002. President Jewish Community Foundation, Tucson, 1995-1997; vice president Hillel, Tucson, 1994-1996. With United States Army, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member B'nai B'rith (trustee 1997-1998, lodge president 1993-1994).

Background

  • Bongarten, Harold was born on July 16, 1922 in Warsaw, Poland. Came to the United States, 1925. Son of Samual and Kaite (Kupersmith) Bongarten.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1947. Master of Business Administration, University Pittsburgh, 1952. Student Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1973.

    Career

    • General manager General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, 1947-1985. Consultant Bongarten Associates, Schenectady and Tucson, 1985-1997. Retired, 1997

      Consultant Burlington Northern San Francisco R.R., Fort Worth, 1985-1995, CSX R.R., Jacksonville, Florida, 1988-1992, National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Philadelphia, 1990-1994, Union Pacific/South Pacific Railroad, Omaha and Denver, 1994-1997.

      President direct Caregivers Association, since 2004.

    Membership

    President Jewish Community Foundation, Tucson, 1995-1997. Vice president Hillel, Tucson, 1994-1996. With United States Army, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations.

    Member B'nai B'rith (trustee 1997-1998, lodge president 1993-1994).

    Personality

    Interests

    Fishing, golf.

    Connections

    • Children: Randall D., Bruce C., Karl J., Elaine K.
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    Born July 16, 1922
    • 1947
      Northeastern University
    • 1952
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1973
      Harvard University
    • 1947 - 1985
      General manager, General Electric Company
      Schenectady, New York, United States
    • 1985 - 1997
      consultant, Bongarten Associates
    • 1997
      retired

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