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Edward Wellington Swift

Edward Wellington Swift, American cotton manufacturer. Member Columbus Guards, 1890-1895; member Board Water Commissioners, Columbus.; Club: Country.


  • Swift, Edward Wellington was born on June 9, 1865 in Waynmanville, Georgia, United States. Son of George Parker and Cornelia Adelaide (Jewett) Swift.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Mercer U., 1888. Studied Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


    • Began with George P. Swift & Son, cotton merchants, Columbus, Georgia, 1891. With Muscogee Manufacturing corporation since 1895, president since 1897. President Swift Spinning Mills.

      Director Swift Manufacturing Company, Merchants & Mechanics Bank (Columbus), Mercantile Mutual Fire Insurance Company (Providence, Rhode Island). Head of E. W. Swift & Company, farming and real estate.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member Columbus Guards, 1890-1895. Member Board Water Commissioners, Columbus. Club: Country.


    • Married Alma Williams, of Columbus, Georgia, November 1903. Children: Alma (deceased), Edward Wellington, William Daniel, Jewett Chaffin (deceased).
    • father: George Parker Swift
    • mother: Cornelia Adelaide (Jewett) Swift
    • spouse: Alma Williams
    • children: Alma Swift (deceased)
    • Edward Wellington Swift
    • William Daniel Swift
    • Jewett Chaffin Swift (deceased)
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    Born June 9, 1865