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Rita Riggin Swan

Rita Riggin Swan, American healthcare association executive. Member National Association Counsel for children, Cult Awareness Network, Southern Poverty Law Center, Siouxland Council Child Abuse and Neglect (treasurer 1983-1985, secretary 1985-1986), National Council Against Health Fraud (affiliate).

Background

  • Swan, Rita Riggin was born on June 27, 1943 in Ogden, Utah, United States. Daughter of Harlan Wendell and Betty Frances (Raebone) Riggin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Kansas State University, 1963. Master of Arts in English, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Vanderbilt University, 1975.

    Career

    • Instructor English Monticello College, Godfrey, Illinois, 1964-1966. Instructor German Principia College, Elsah, 1966-1967. Editor environmental program University Vermont, Burlington, 1973-1975.

      Associate editor General Motors, Troy, Michigan, 1977-1978. Assistant professor English Jamestown (North Dakota) College, 1979-1982. President Children's Healthcare Is a Legal Duty, Inc., Sioux City, Iowa, since 1983.

      Speaker at various national conferences in field. Over 15 appearances on national television including Donahue, Public Broadcasting Service Latenight, Break Away, Today and Crossroads, 20/20, NBC Nightly News. Over 20 appearances on local television.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The teaching of Bible shows methods by which a man can obtain salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.

    Membership

    Member National Association Counsel for children, Cult Awareness Network, Southern Poverty Law Center, Siouxland Council Child Abuse and Neglect (treasurer 1983-1985, secretary 1985-1986), National Council Against Health Fraud (affiliate).

    Personality

    Interests

    Horseback riding, camping.

    Connections

    • Married Douglas Arthur Swan, August 25, 1963. Children: Catherine Emma, Marsha Lorraine.
    • father: Harlan Wendell Riggin
    • mother: Betty Frances (Raebone) Riggin
    • spouse: Douglas Arthur Swan
    • children: Catherine Emma Swan
    • Marsha Lorraine Swan
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    Born June 27, 1943
    (age 74)
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