Roy F. Bergengren (1879-1955)
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.