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Benjamin Swan, Sr.'s Biography
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Benjamin Swan, Sr.
Wife: Peggy; 7 Children: Martha, Halbert, Benjamin, Jonathan, Virginia, Lise
Attended, Howard University
MEd, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1977
BFA, FashionArt School, 1961
Member, Democratic City Committee, 1990-present
Member, Ward Democratic Committee, 1990-present
Representative, Commonwealth Massachusetts House of Representatives, District Eleventh Hampden, 1994-2017
Member, Republican City Committee, 1971-1975
Member, Republican Ward Committee, 1971-1975
Former Vice Chair, Audit and Oversight Committee, Massachusetts House of Representatives
Member, National Black Caucus of State Legislators
Former Vice Chair, Ways and Means Committee, Massachusetts House of Representatives
Independent Consultant, 1986-1994
Therapist, Gandara Mental Health Center, 1992-1994
Consultant, Northern Educational Service, 1989-1992
Vice President, B.E.S.T. Technical Corporation, 1986-1989
Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1981-1986
Owner, Benjamin Swan Associates, 1972-1981
United States Army, 1953-1961
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, American Association of Retired Persons
Member, American Legion
Member, Arise for Social Justice
Member, Black Men of Greater Springfield
Member, Elks Harmony Lodge #140
Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Member, National Caucus of Black State Legislators
Member, Phi Delta Kappa
Member, Prince Hall Masonry
Member, Richard Allen Lodge #30
Member, Rotary International
Member, Springfield Sunrise Rotary
Member, The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization
Member, University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni Association
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