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Vincent Thomas Swords

Vincent Thomas Swords, American clergyman, educator. Recipient Outstanding Civilian Service medal, Department Army, 1962. Served with Auxiliary Chaplains Corps, Army of the United States, World World War World War II; Member Association Colleges Universities State New York (president), Alpha Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Sigma, Scabbard and Blade Knights of Columbus (4 degree), Faithful Friar.

Background

  • Swords, Vincent Thomas was born on March 8, 1914 in Brooklyn. Son of Michael J. and Margaret (Cleary) Swords.

  • Education

    • Student Mary Immaculate Sem.

    Career

    • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1941. Missionary, Panama, Canal Zone, 1941-1944. Professor preparatory school, department chairman religion, associate director School Social Action, St. John’s U., 1944-1951.

      Superior Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Catholic Church and Mission, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1951-1955. Superior Niagara U., 1955-1957, president, 1957-1964, also chairman of the executive council, board of trustees. Superior, president St. Joseph’s College, Princeton, New Jersey, 1964-1968.

      Assistant superior St. John’s U., Jamaica, New York, 1968-1976. Member priest senate Diocese Trenton. Trustee Western New York Nuclear Research Center.

      Vice chairman of the board of trustees St. John’s U., 1964-1976.

    Membership

    Served with Auxiliary Chaplains Corps, Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member Association Colleges Universities State New York (president), Alpha Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Sigma, Scabbard and Blade Knights of Columbus (4 degree), Faithful Friar.

    Connections

    • father: Michael J. Swords
    • mother: Margaret (Cleary) Swords
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    Born March 8, 1914
    Died September 29, 1976
    (aged 62)
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