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Manufacturing executive

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


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.

Othy Cecil Bragg

Mary Jane (Hall) Bragg

Roberta Larraine Bowen

Jane Bragg

Janet Bragg

Joan Bragg