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Job Swift

June 15, 1743
October 20, 1805
Home Town:
Kent, CT
Later Residences:
Enosburg Center, VT
Sandwich, MA
Mary Sedgwick Swift (November 6, 1769)
Biographical Notes:
    Reverend Job Swift was born in Kent, Connecticut on June 15, 1743. He attended Yale college and graduated in 1776 and became a teacher for a new church in Richmond, Massachusetts. A year later in 1766, he was ordained and became their Reverend for seven years. Years later in 1774, Swift became the Pastor for a church in Bennington, Vermont. He was made a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) and a member of corporation for Williams College. He was a trustee for Willams, Middlebury and Dartmouth Colleges.
    Reverend Swift married Mary Ann Sedgwick on November 6, 1769 and had 14 children together. He passed away on October 20, 1805 while on a missionary tour in Enosburgh.
"Was one of the best and most useful men whom we knew; good men loved him and delighted in his society; and the worst men acknowledged his worth" -President Dwight

Other Education:
Yale University, 1765

Profession / Service
Religious Calling
Benevolent and Charitable Organizations:
Trustee of Williams, Middlebury and Dartmouth Colleges
Member of Williams College Corporation

Secondary Sources:
Cushing, Thomas. Smith, Joseph Edward Adams. "Town of Richmond." History of Berkshire County, Massachusetts: With Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men. Vol. 2. New York: J.B. Beers, 1885. 485-86. Print.

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