Swaim, Thomas, Dd
Swaim, Thomas, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Pemberton, N.J., March 30,1817. He was for a time a student in Brown University in the class of 1838, and having completed his college course in Madison University, graduated from Hamilton Theological Seminary in 1844. He was ordained in November, 1846, pastor at Washington, Pennsylvania. At the end of four years'
successful labor, he accepted an agency in the service of the missionary union for six months, and then was pastor in Flemington, N.J., sixteen years. In 1867 he became the financial secretary of the New Jersey Classical and Scientific Institute at Hightstown, and in 1868 district secretary of the American Baptist Home Missionary Society. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 24, 1884. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 1124. (J.C.S.)