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academic administrator , law educator

Haywood Patrick Swygert, American law educator, retired academic administrator. Bar: District of Columbia 1968, Pennsylvania 1970, New York 1970.


Swygert, Haywood Patrick was born on March 17, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of LeRoy and Gustina (Rogers) Huzzy.


Bachelor of Arts in History, Howard University, 1965. Juris Doctor cum laude, Howard University, 1968.


Law clerk to chief judge The United States of America Court Appeals (3d circuit), Philadelphia, 1968—1969. Associate Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons & Gates, New York City, 1969—1970. Administrative assistant to Congressman Charles B. Rangel, 1971—1972.

Special assistant district attorney Philadelphia, 1973. From assistant professor to professor law Temple University, 1972—1990, vice president administration, 1982—1988, executive vice president, 1988—1990. President State University of New York, Albany, 1990—1995, Howard University, Washington, 1995—2008, professor law, since 2008.

Board directors United Technology Corporation, Hartford Finance Services Group. Advisory board Central Intelligence Agency, 2002. Chairman HBCU Capital Finance, since 2002.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1968, Pennsylvania 1970, New York 1970.


Governor's representative Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, 1987—1990. Board trustees Institute Public Administration, 1992—1999. Executive committee Public Law Center, Philadelphia, 1980—1988.

Board directors New York State Council on Humanities, 1991—1995. Chairman educational structure, policies and practices New York State Special Commission, 1993—1995. Co-chairman joint task force graduate education National Association State Universities and Land Grant Colls./American Association State College and Universities, 1993—1995.

Chairman capital financing program advisory board Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 2002—2006. Member founding council Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2004. Member District of Columbia Emancipation Commemoration Commission, 2004, Brown versus Board Education Commemoration Commission, 2002, United States National Commission United Nations Educational, 2004.

Board directors New Community Development Corporation, Housing and Urban Development, 1980—1982, National Public Radio, 1995—1996. Member Commission Presidential Debates. Member of American Bar Association, Victory Funds (trustee 1994—2002), Middle States Association Colleges and Schools (commission on higher education 1992-1995).


Children: Haywood Patrick Junior, Michael Branson.

LeRoy Swygert

Haywood Patrick Junior Swygert

Michael Branson Swygert