Swainson, Neil Alexander, 1919-2009

Identity area

Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Swainson, Neil Alexander, 1919-2009

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



Neil Alexander Swainson was born in 1919 and was raised in Victoria. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (1939), Bachelor of Education (1940), and Master of Arts from the University of British Columbia, and a Doctorate in political science from Stanford University. Swainson began his teaching career in Creston and later taught at Victoria High School and the Provincial Normal School. In the 1960s Swainson was one of the founding members of the political science department at the University of Victoria, where he remained until his retirement in 1982. Additionally he served as a City Councillor for the Oak Bay district. Swainson was married to Aldyth _____, with whom he had four sons: John, Neil, Andrew, and Donald. He died 21 February 2009.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places