FOUNDER AND CHAPTER PRESIDENT JOHN “SWEDE” LINDQUIST
The New Haven Chapter lost a long time friend and supporter on December 6, 2007 with the passing of John “Swede” Lindquist.
Swede was one of the organizers of our Chapter back in 1962 and served as President during 1970-1971. In addition he was presented the Chapter Merit Award in 1973 and the Distinquished American Award in 1987.
He retired from the UI Company after 40 years. Former activities included serving as Chairman of the New Haven Colisium Authority, Past Chairman of the Ct. Amateur Softball Association and Chairman of the New Haven Register Fresh Air Fund Special Events.
Swede attended Chapter meetings when he could and always brought his sense of humor and his love of football. He was very proud of the Scholar Athlete awards banquet and helped with ticket and ad sales. He died 6 days before his 87th birthday.