Swag died Jan. 29, 2007, at the home of his daughter, Mary Beth Fenimore, in Wilmington, Del.
He was born in Louisville, Ky., and attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. After graduating from Princeton, he earned a master's in education from Bridgeport University. During World War II he served four years in the Air Force as a captain, spending 15 months in the Pacific. After the war he worked for Time and Life magazines in New York and also as a sales executive with a large printing-plate business.
Swag spent many summers in the home he designed and built at Ahmic Lake, Ontario, Canada. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, and tennis. His hobbies were genealogy, photography, and acting and directing in community theater.
In 1990 he moved to Charlottesville, Va., and took an active role in local politics. He moved to Wilmington in 2004 to be near his daughter and grandchildren, of whom he was extremely proud. Swag attended Reunions nearly every year. "He loved Princeton with all his heart," his daughter said.
Swag's wife, Mary Freng Sherley, preceded him in death. To his family and friends, we send our fondest remembrances and our loving sympathy.