Henry Bergen was born in New York, N.Y., in 1949 and grew up in Middle Village, N.Y. He graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School in 1967, where he served as a member of the Radio Club, played intramural sports and was an ardent basketball fan. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1971 and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1975. His business career includes work for Citibank as a travelers’ check investigator, Sperry Gyroscope Company as a components engineer and Cox & Company as a design engineer. He then began a 22-year career with IPC Systems Inc., where he was a design engineer, vice president of engineering, vice president of marketing and vice president of sales, retiring in 2008. Henry and his wife Connie live in Darien and have two children and one grandchild. He plays the guitar in a ‘60s rock band called the Twisted Resistor, whose members include former co-workers. He is a member of the Darien History Book Club and a Lifetime Learner at Norwalk Community College. He enjoys electrical circuit design, golf, Bible study, history and tutoring.