Ronald Fingerson

Born in Billings, Montana, Ronald attended public schools in Glendive, Terry, Miles City and Missoula. Following graduation from high school in Huron, South Dakota, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard two aircraft carriers, USS Oriskany and USS Kearsarge, visiting Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong, the Phillipines, and Singapore. Crossing the equator, he was initiated: Pollywog to Salty Old Shellback. The Korean G.I. benefits enabled Ronald to enroll in higher education. He earned four degrees: BA and MFA (English) U Iowa, MA (Library Management) U Minnesota and PHD (Education) Kansas State U. His professional career included teaching Library and Information Management in three graduate schools: U Iowa, U Missouri and Emporia State U, and writing courses in two undergraduate schools: Buena Vista U and Metropolitan Community College (Omaha). Following retirement, Ronald learned to play duplicate bridge, and has published two collections of his bridge poems: In Duplicate And Other Poems and Out Of Sorts And Other Poems.