George Cap’ Swift dies

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 6, 2007

Staff report

George “Cap” Swift, 86, owner and operator of the city’s Visitor Tourism Information Center, died Saturday in a local hospital.

Swift, a former member of the Selma City Council, served for a number of years as president of the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce, where he worked tirelessly to promote tourism in Alabama’s Black Belt.

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A native of Selma, Swift was a product of its public schools. A musician &045; he played the bass &045; he formed a local band that was in broad demand to play at dances and parties until World War II when he entered the Marines Corps and served in combat.

A member of the Swift Drug Store family, after military service he returned to Selma and remained until his death one of the city’s strongest and most vocal supporters.