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Edgar W. Swank

Edgar W. Swank is President of the American Cryonics Society and the only surviving member who helped found the organization in 1969.
The American Cryonics Society, Inc. (“ACS”), a non-profit charity, is the oldest US cryonics society. It has members throughout most of the US and Canada and in several foreign countries. In 1969 when Edgar and other dedicated cryonicists founded the company (initially under the name “Bay Area Cryonics Society”), they visualized an organization dedicated to furthering research and education into cryobiology (including cryonics research). Edgar didn’t then expect that ACS would provide cryonic suspension services nationally (in some cases internationally). Since then, not only has ACS provided or assisted in cryonic suspensions, they have contributed significantly to research and done much to introduce cryonics to the public.
Edgar worked at IBM as Senior Programmer from 1962 to 1992 where he was awarded the patent Method for communicating changes made to text form a text processor to a remote host.
He earned his B.S. in Physics at Washington State University in 1962. Visit his Facebook page.