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lawyer , credit union pioneer.

Roy Frederick Bergengren, American lawyer, credit union pioneer. Member Chi Phi, American Legion.

Background

Bergengren, Roy Frederick was born on June 14, 1879 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frederick Wilhelm Alexis and Caroline Frances (Boynton) Bergengren.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1903. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1906.

Career

Practiced law, Lynn. Massachusetts, 1906-1918. Commissioner of finance, Lynn, 1915-1917. Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918.

Executive secretary Credit Union National Extension Bureau to 1935, managing director Credit Union National Association, 1935-1945. Captain Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1918-1919. Finance manager of ordnance, Boston district, 1919.

Drafted credit union laws, operative in 41 states and District of Columbia, also federal credit union law.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Cooperative Banking, 1923. Credit Coöperation as Adapted to the Needs of the Worker, 1927. Credit Union—A Cooperative Banking Book, 1931.

      We the People, 1933

    • Cuna Emerges, 1935. Credit Union North America, 1940. I Speak for Joe Doakes, 1945.

      Crusade, The Fight for Economic Democracy, 1952.

Membership

Member Chi Phi, American Legion.

Connections

Married Gladys Louise Burroughs, November 4, 1912. Children: Ruth (deceased), Roy Frederick, Dorothy.

father:
Frederick Wilhelm Alexis Bergengren

mother:
Caroline Frances (Boynton) Bergengren

spouse:
Gladys Louise Burroughs

children:
Ruth Bergengren (deceased)

Roy Frederick Bergengren

Dorothy Bergengren