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Harold Augustus Swift

Harold Augustus Swift, American health association executive. License nursing home administrator and social worker, Minnesota; certified chemical dependency practitioner, Minnesota. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award American College Addiction Treatment Admisntrs., 1990.


  • Swift, Harold Augustus was born on December 28, 1936 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harold Augustus and Hilarion (Doyle) Swift.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Scranton University, 1958. Master of Science in Social Work, Fordham University, 1960.


    • With Willmar (Minnesota) State Hospital, 1961-1963. Supervisor psychiatric department St. Paul Ramsey Hospital, 1963-1966. Supervisor family services Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Minnesota, 1966-1971, director rehabilitation, 1971-1976, administrator, chief operating officer, 1976-1986, president, 1986-1991, vice chair public policy, 1991-1992, sabbatical, 1992-1993.

      Founder H. A. Swift & Associates, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • License nursing home administrator and social worker, Minnesota. Certified chemical dependency practitioner, Minnesota.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Board directors Granville, Inc., St. Paul, 1964-1970, United Cerebral Palsy, St. Paul, 1970-1975. Member governor board Hazelden Education Services International, Cork, Ireland, 1989-1991. Fellow American College Addiction Program Adminstrsn.

    Member National Association of Social Workers, Minnesota Association Treatment Programs (founding president, officer 1979-1988), Alcohol and Drug Problems Association North America (board directors 1980-1988, Leadership award 1989, 90), National Association Addiction Treatment Providers (chairman, vice chairman, secretary 1983-1992, Outstanding Service award 1987), Academy Certified Social Workers, Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Service award 1987, 88), Commission Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities (Outstanding Service award 1985, 89).



    Fly fishing, upland game hunting, racquetball, cross country skiing.


    • Children: Stephanie Ann, Bryan Edward.
    • father: Harold Augustus Swift
    • mother: Hilarion (Doyle) Swift
    • children: Stephanie Ann Swift
    • Bryan Edward Swift
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    Born December 28, 1936