• Hall of Fame

Roy F. Bergengren


(1879-1955)

Inducted:1979


Roy F. Bergengren is credited with the propagation of credit unions across the United States. He began this work in 1921 in association with Edward Filene, father of the U.S. credit union movement, and continued beyond his retirement in 1946. Bergengren is looked upon as the moving spirit of the Credit Union National Association and CUNA Mutual Insurance. He believed that credit unions and all cooperatives contributed importantly to the dignity and integrity of people.

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