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Stephen Jensen Swift, American federal judge. Member American Bar Association, California Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.


Swift, Stephen Jensen was born on September 7, 1943 in Salt Lake City. Son of Edward A. and Maurine (Jensen) Swift.


Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1967. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1970.


He received his B.S. from Brigham Young University in Political Science in 1967 and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 1970. Swift was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Judge, United States Tax Court, on August 16, 1983, for a term ending August 15, 1998. He thereafter served as Senior Judge on recall performing judicial duties until reappointed by President Bill Clinton on December 1, 2000, for a term ending November 30, 2015.

Swift resumed senior status on September 8, 2008. Attorney, United States Department of Justice Tax Division, 1970–74Assistant U.S. Attorney, Tax Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, San Francisco, California, 1974–77Vice President and Senior Tax Counsel, Tax Department, Bank of America N.T. and S.A., San Francisco, California, 1977–83Adjunct professor, Graduate Tax Programs, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, 1978–83. University of Baltimore, 1987 to present.


Member of State Bar of California, District of Columbia Bar, and American Bar Association, Section of Taxation.


Married Lorraine Burnell Facer, August 4, 1972. Children: Carter, Stephanie, Spencer, Meredith, Hunter.