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James Wesley Swan

newspaper publisher

James Wesley Swan, American newspaper publisher. Board directors Salvation Army, West River Mental Health Center; president Rapid City United Fund; member Citizens Advisory Council on Future of South Dakota Served to lieutenant (junior grade) Supply Corps United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1961. Member Great Falls (Montana)-Rapid City Chamber of Commerce (director 1973-1976).

Background

Swan, James Wesley was born on November 29, 1934 in Des Moines. Son of Joyce Alonzo and Pauline (Snider) Swan.

Education

AB, Princeton, 1957.

Career

Computer programmer, systems analyst, salesman Honeywell Electronic Data Processing, Minneapolis, 1961-1963. Display salesman Minneapolis Star and Tribune, 1963-1965. Assistant public Great Falls Tribune, 1965-1968.

Vice president, public Rapid City Journal, 1968-1974, president, public, since 1974.

Membership

Board directors Salvation Army, West River Mental Health Center. President Rapid City United Fund. Member Citizens Advisory Council on Future of South Dakota Served to lieutenant (junior grade) Supply Corps United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1961.

Member Great Falls (Montana)-Rapid City Chamber of Commerce (director 1973-1976).

Connections

Married Esther Lavina Freyborg, November 9, 1963. Children– James Alan, Nancy Joyce.

father:
Joyce Alonzo Swan

mother:
Pauline (Snider) Swan

spouse:
Esther Lavina Freyborg

children:
James Alan Swan

Nancy Joyce Swan