Swift, Clarence Franklin was born on July 27, 1861 in Oberlin, Ohio, United States. Son of Henry O. and Angelina R. Swift.
Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1883. Student Oberlin Theological Seminary, 1883-1884. Graduate Union Theological Seminary, 1886.
Doctor of Divinity, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1900.
Ordained Congleton ministry, 1886. Pastor Smyrna, New York, 1886-1888, Saratoga Springs, 1888-1894, Plymouth Church, Lansing, Michigan, 1894-1899, Park Avenue Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1899-1902, Central Church, Fall River, Massachusetts, since 1902. President Congressional Education Society, since 1913.