James Carroll Swift was born February 7, 1869, in
Litchfield County, Connecticut. His early boyhood was spent on a
farm, but his parents later removed to the town of Binghampton, N.
Y. He attended the public and high schools, and then, deciding
upon law as a profession, entered the law department of Cornell
He came to Kansas City in 1893, and for two
years was identified with various law firms. In 1895 he
commenced the practice of law alone. It was in 1899 that the
Chicago Live Stock Commission company, for which he had long been
attorney, made him a flattering offer for his sole services, which he
Mr. Swift is now vice-president and assistant
general manager of the company, and also occupies a similar position
with the Lee Live Stock Company of Chicago and St. Louis.
The only society to which Mr. Swift belongs
is the Knights of Columbus.
He was married in October, 1898, to Miss
Laura Laing. They have one child, J. C., Jr., born in 1901.