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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 of 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.

Religion

As someone joins the group of people seeking to follow the way of Jesus, it means to respond to God's challenge and begin to share his relationship with God as Father.

Politics

People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

Views

Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: horseback riding, camping.

Connections

Married Douglas Arthur Swan, August 25, 1963. Children: Catherine Emma, Marsha Lorraine.