Clifford Swails (1920 - 1975)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Clifford Swails’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Clifford so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Clifford’s biography.

Clifford Swails Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Clifford Swails and his immediate Swails family. Add to Clifford Swails's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Clifford.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Clifford Swails? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Clifford move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add Clifford's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Clifford finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Clifford attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Clifford did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Clifford Swails is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Clifford's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Clifford's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Clifford a religious man? Add Clifford’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Clifford during various points of his life.

Timeline

1920 - In the year that Clifford Swails was born, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

1928 - By the time he was just 8 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

1950 - He was 30 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1960 - At the age of 40 years old, Clifford was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1975 - In the year of Clifford Swails's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

Clifford Swails Family Tree

Who was Clifford’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Clifford’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Clifford's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Clifford Swails
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Clifford's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Clifford Swails is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Clifford Swails passed away in July 1975 at 55 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on February 13, 1920. There is no information about Clifford's surviving family.

Memories

What do you remember about Clifford Swails? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Clifford is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Clifford Swails

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources