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lawyer , credit union pioneer.

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


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


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


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.


  • 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.


Member Chi Phi, American Legion.


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

Frederick Wilhelm Alexis Bergengren

Caroline Frances (Boynton) Bergengren

Gladys Louise Burroughs

Ruth Bergengren (deceased)

Roy Frederick Bergengren

Dorothy Bergengren