- BS Mechanical Engineering 1933
Paul Swift earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1933 and attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business & Engineering. After nine years of working as a corporate industrial engineer for Carnegie Steel and F.V. Gardner, he returned home to Houghton to join the family hardware business. He worked as a partner in the I.E. Swift Company, with his father and uncle, and then became sole owner in 1968.
Swift has earned a number of awards and served on many local boards, including the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, and the Michigan Retail Hardware Association. He is a member of the Michigan Tech Presidents Club and McNair Society, a past President of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors, and a Century II Campaign volunteer. He has been a director of D&N Bank and is a charter member of the Houghton Country Historical Association.
From 1996 Induction to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy