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James Harold Bragg

James Harold Bragg, American manufacturing executive. Decorated Purple Heart; recipient Distinguished Corporation Leadership award Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979, Honor Award Distinguished Service in Engineering University Missouri, 1979, Distinguished Faculty Alumni award, University Missouri, 1978; named Management Man of the Year National Management Association, 1968.


  • Bragg, James Harold was born on October 2, 1921 in LaPlata, Missouri, United States. Son of Othy Cecil and Mary Jane (Hall) Bragg.

  • Education

    • Business Systems Modernization-Energy, University Missouri-Columbia, 1943. Postgraduate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967.


    • Chief engineer, superintendent physical plant University Missouri-Columbia, 1946-1948. Factory engineer to vice president manufacturing Lennox Industries, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1948-1977. Chairman, chief executive officer Winnebago Industries, Forest City, 1977-1979.

      President the HONCo., Muscatine, from 1979. Director Iowa National Heritage, Des Moines, since 1979, The Vernon Company, since 1983, Commercial State Bank, Marshalltown, since 1967.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Christian Church


    Chairman Water and Power Board, Muscatine, Iowa, since 1979. Trustee, president Young Men’s Christian Association Board and Building Committee, Marshalltown, 1964-1970, 79-82. Board directors University Missouri Development Fund, since 1979.

    Member Governor's Education Advisory Committee, Des Moines, 1969. Board directors, president Community School District, Marshalltown, 1961-1967. Served with United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

    Member National Office ProductsAssn. (executive committee), Iowa Manufacturers Association (president 1970-1971), National Management Association (Silver Knight award 1968), Society Advancement of Management. Club: Optimist (charter president).

    Lodges: Rotary (director). Masons; Shriners.


    • Married Roberta Larraine Bowen, December 5, 1943. Children: Jane, Janet, Joan.
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    Born October 2, 1921
    Died June 15, 2004
    (aged 82)
    • 1943
      University Missouri-Columbia
    • 1967
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1946 - 1948
      Chief engineer
    • 1948 - 1977
      factor, y engineer to vice president manufacturing Lennox Industries
      Marshalltown, Gauteng, South Africa
    • 1977 - 1979
      chairman, officer Winnebago Industries
      Forest City, Iowa, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      chief executive, officer Winnebago Industries
      Forest City, Iowa, United States