Student, Eastern Illinois University, 1969. Student, Parkland Junior College, 1971. Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University, 1973.
Owner Swanson Properties, Rantoul, Illinois, since 1973, North American Lodging and Development, Rantoul, since 1984, Best Western Heritage Inn, Inc., Rantoul, since 1984.
Member Base Community Council, Rantoul, 1982-1983. President Maplewood Cemetery Association, Rantoul, since 1982. Boy Scouts American scout leader, Monticello chapter, since 1988.
Board directors Methodist Day Care Center, Rantoul, since 1986. Member National Association Realtors, Best Western International, American Hotel/Motel Association, Champaign Chamber of Commerce, Rantoul Chamber of Commerce (president 1982-1983), Airforce Association Soaring Society of America, Illinois Glider Club, Lincoln Academy Illinois, Monticello History Society, Champaign County Board Realtors. Clubs: Monticello Golf.
Married Jane Ashworth Robertson, July 8, 1978. Children: Phillip, Ann, Kathryn, Geoffrey.