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James LaRue Engwall

James LaRue Engwall, American health science association administrator. Achievements include development of computerized systems in field. Recipient National Spot News Coverage award, Associated Press, 1974-1975.


  • Engwall, James LaRue was born on December 26, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Harry Leonard and Violet Dorothy (Johnson) Engwall.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, North Park College, 1963.


    • Credit manager, data processing manager Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, 1963—1967. Data processing manager, cost accountant, budget director Swedish Hospital, Rockford, 1967—1971. Business manager, news director Arctic Broadcasting, Inc., Nome, Alaska, 1971—1980.

      Risk manager Swedish-American Corporation, Rockford, since 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of computerized systems in field.


    • Contributor stories and photos to Associated Press, Columbia Broadcasting System News. Writer, producer, narrator (2 Columbia Broadcasting System Radio network shows) Dateline America.


    Chairman Collection Agency Licensing Board, Occupational Licensing Division Alaska Department Commerce and Economic Development, 1975—1980. President, treasurer, board directors Public School District Board Education, Nome, 1975—1980. Member of National Fire Protection Association, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc (president chapter, speaker annual conferences), American Hospital Association, American Society Hospital Risk Management.


    • Married Lola Mae Anderson, May 9, 1964. Children: Bradley, Brent, Karna.
    • father: Harry Leonard Engwall
    • mother: Violet Dorothy (Johnson) Engwall
    • spouse: Lola Mae Anderson
    • children: Bradley Engwall
    • Brent Engwall
    • Karna Engwall
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    Born December 26, 1939