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food company executive

Donald Frederick Swanson was American food company executive. Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1947. Member Minneapolis Club, Wayzata Country Club, Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Phi Kappa Psi.

Background

Swanson, Donald Frederick was born on August 6, 1927 in Minneapolis. Son of Clayton A. and Irma (Baiocchi) Swanson.

Education

Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1948.

Career

With General Mills, Inc., 1949-1985, division vice president, director marketing flour, dessert and baking mixes, 1964-1965, vice president, general manager grocery products division, 1965-1968, vice president, corporate administration officer consumer foods group, fashion division, transportation and purchasing departments, advertising and marketing services, 1969, executive vice president craft, game and toy group, fashion group, direct marketing group, travel group, director, 1968-1976, senior executive vice president consumer non-foods, 1976-1985, chief financial officer, 1977-1979, senior executive vice president restaurants and consumer non-foods, 1980-1981, vice chairman restaurants and consumer non-foods, 1981-1985. Retired chairman board Soo Line Corporation.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1947. Member Minneapolis Club, Wayzata Country Club, Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Phi Kappa Psi.

Connections

Married Virginia Clare Hannah, December 17, 1948. Children– Donald Frederick, Cynthia Hannah, Janet Clare Webster.

father:
Clayton A. Swanson

mother:
Irma (Baiocchi) Swanson

spouse:
Virginia Clare Hannah

child:
Donald Frederick Swanson

child:
Cynthia Hannah Swanson

child:
Janet Clare Webster Swanson