Swint, John J. was born on December 15, 1879 in Pickens, West Virginia, United States. Son of Peter and Caroline (Winkler) Swint.
Bachelor of Arts, St. Charles College, Ellicott City, Maryland., 1899. A.M., Bachelor of Sacred Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, Maryland., 1904. Apostolic Mission House, Washington, District of Columbia, 1904-1905.
Ordained priest R.C. Church, 1904. Head of Diocesan Apostolate, Wheeling, many years. Built church at Beckley, and church and school at Weston.
Pastor. Weston; became auxiliary bishop Diocese of Wheeling, February 22, 1922. Became administrator Diocese of Wheeling on death of Bishop Donahue. October 4, 1922, bishop of Wheeling, 1922, later archbishop-bishop.