Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame


B.S.F.  Purdue University. 1937
M.S.   University of Florida. 1948
PhD.  University of Michigan. 1960

 Dr. Swinford was one of the pioneering forestry faculty members at the University of Florida in 1937.   Just before WWII he served as Alachua County Extension Forester.   During WWII he served in the Philippine Theater, and continued until 1960 in the USAR, retiring as a full Colonel. After WWII he returned to the University of Florida and began a long career as Professor at the School of Forestry.   During this period he was National President of Xi Sigma Pi, charter member of Florida Registration Board of Directors, speaker at major forestry symposia in the South, graduate of the Army's General Staff College, and a much respected and beloved instructor by generations of students.   In 1976, after his retirement from the school, he worked 14 years as a consulting forester.

Fellow, Society of American Foresters. 1984
SAF Golden Member