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Title: Alfred Frederick Swearingen minutes and reports
Dates: 1967-1969
Accession Number(s): 1996-077
Extent: 2 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Biographical Note: Alfred Frederick Swearingen (1920-2004) was a Presbyterian pastor in Texas and Virginia and was also active with the Synod of Texas. Swearingen was born on September 21, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Bethany College (1939-1943) before attending Yale University Divinity School (1943-1946). After earning a degree in theology, he was ordained and served as a pastor in the northern United States. He then moved to Texas and served several churches from 1956 until his retirement in 1982. In the 1960s, Swearingen served on several committees for the Synod of Texas. He was appointed a visiting professor at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary from 1971-1973. After his retirement, he served as an interim pastor at several churches in Virginia. He eventually moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he was active at the Ghost Ranch, a Presbyterian retreat center. He died in 2004.

Scope and Contents: This collection includes minutes, financial reports, and other reports relating to the following Synod of Texas committees: United Campus Christian Life Committee, Program Coordinating Committee, Ecclesiastical Relations Program Committee, Leadership Education Program Committee, Committee on Public Relations, Church and Society Program Committee, Witness Program Committee, Conference Program Committee, and the Institutional Coordinating Committee. Additionally, some documents distributed by the Synod of Texas are included.

Related collections: Synod of Texas (PCUS) records at the Austin Seminary Archives.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
Swearingen, Alfred Frederick, 1920-2004.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.--Synod of Texas.

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Preferred Citation: Alfred Frederick Swearingen minutes and reports, 1967-1969, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Box Number:
D028   Minutes and related material, 1967-1969

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