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James W. Swanson

James W. Swanson

James W. Swanson, 86, died on August 24, 2018, in Seattle, WA.

Jim was born in Duluth, MN and moved to Fargo at age 3 where he attended Fargo Public Schools through graduation from Fargo Central High School in 1949.

He was a graduate of NDSU and served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

In 1953, he married Janet Wolbert. He had a distinguished 32 year career with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration culminating with 15 years as Director of Region X in Seattle and his retirement in 1987.

He is survived by his wife, 3 children and 2 granddaughters. Memorial services were held in September in Bellevue and Seattle, WA.