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Dr Merle Harris Swansen
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1908
Klamath Falls
Klamath County
Oregon, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1966
Klamath Falls
Klamath County
Oregon, USA

Merle Swansen received his schooling at Riverside School and high school at Klamath Falls, he graduated from Pasadena Junior College, California; Occidental College, Los Angeles; and the University of Southern California, receiving his A.B. degree in 1931 and M.D. degree in 1935. As a child he was enegetic and ambitious, acting as a messenger boy for the Western Union and as cashier for his father's barber shop when only ten. Distinctly a friend of the younger generation, Mr. Swansen received the first Eagle Scout badge in Klamath County in 1926 and has been engaged in Scout work since 1918, being a Scout leader for eight years. Upon completing his preliminatry training in college he served one year internship at the Los Angeles County Hospital in 1935. In Klamath Falls he began his medical practic as an assistant to Dr. George Merryman, until 1939 when he opened his own office in the Medical-Dental Building with splendid success.
On October 10, 1935 in Klamath Falls Dr. Swasen was wedded to Mildred Rowe, of Visalia, California.
Two children have blessed the union of Dr. and Mrs. Swansen, namely Beverly Verne, born Feb. 10, 1938, and James Edward, 3rd, born March 14, 1939 in Klamath Falls.
Dr. Swansen is prominent in the Klamath Lodge No. 1247, B.P. Order of Elks, the American Medical Association; Klamath County Medical Association; Phi Beta Pi; and Kappa Zeta, a national pre-medical fraternity. He began his profession career well equpped by thorough preliminary training and adds to his scientific knowledge a ready sympathy and a keen intuition, insuring his success in the medical field. He is a leader in the younger men's organizations of the city his genial manner wins him hosts of friends.
History of Klamath county
(Please make the following corrections: Dr Merle Harris Swansen, b: Jan 23, 1908 Served in the US Army Air Corps (US Air Force) during WW II, Medical profession: Cardiologist, Had three children, not two: Beverly Verne,
James Edward, Patty Jean per Michael Rowe)
Family links: 
  James Edward Swansen (1878 - 1944)
  Alice Mabel Swansen (1880 - 1938)
  Mildred Anita Rowe Swansen (1914 - 1992)
  James Edward Swansen (1939 - 1988)*
  Merle Harris Swansen (1908 - 1966)
  James Edward Swansen (1910 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Served in the US Army Air Corps (US Air Force) during WW II
Klamath Memorial Park
Klamath Falls
Klamath County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Fir G-99-8
Created by: J
Record added: Jan 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32995428
Dr Merle Harris Swansen
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Dr Merle Harris Swansen
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