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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.


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


With, Willmar (Minnesota) Eastern 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, Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Minnesota, 1971-1976;administrator, chief operating officer, Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Minnesota, 1976-1986;president, Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Minnesota, 1986-1991;vice chair public policy, Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Minnesota, 1991-1992;sabbatical, Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Minnesota, 1992-1993;founder, H. A. Swift & Associations, since 1993.


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).


  • Other Interests

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


Married Judith von Storch Bender, June 18, 1960. Children: Stephanie Ann, Bryan Edward.