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Raynold A. Swanson Edit Profile

electronics executive

Raynold A. Swanson was American electronics executive. Co-winner Engineering Excellence award National Mobile Communications Association, 1988.

Background

Swanson, Raynold A. was born on February 7, 1920 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, United States. Son of August J. and Ida M. (Hansen) Swanson.

Education

Student, Western Reserve U., 1943-1944;student, University Minnesota, 1946-1947;student, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1948-1952;student, University Iowa, 1949-1952;Associate of Arts, Dunwood Industrial Institute, 1947.

Career

Mechanic draftsman, Collins Radio, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1947-1950;mechanic engineer, Collins Radio, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1950-1967;section head, Harris Corporation, Quincy, Illinois, 1967-1970;vice president manufacturing, co-founder, Quintron Corporation, Quincy, 1970-1982;executive vice president, Quintron Corporation, Quincy, 1982-1985;also board directors, Quintron Corporation, Quincy.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Patentee mechanical stop.

Membership

Town clerk Riverside (Illinois) Township, 1980-1989, township trustee, 1989-1993. Board directors Chaddock School, Quincy, 1976-1991. Advisor board directors Salvation Army, Quincy, 1975-1991, life member, since 1991.

Participant in chartering First Covenant Church, Cedar Rapids, 1948. Member Spring Lake Country Club, Kiwanis (president Quincy 1984-1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, bowling, snow skiing, senior olympics.

Connections

Married Millicent J. Wicklund, December 27, 1947. Children: Vern, Larry, Doug.

father:
August J. Swanson

mother:
Ida M. (Hansen) Swanson

spouse:
Millicent J. Wicklund

child:
Vern Swanson

child:
Larry Swanson

child:
Doug Swanson