|“||An ex-clergyman now lost to debauchery, Swanson has fallen a long way from the standards he once set himself. If he hadn’t saved Dutch’s life in the past, it’s unlikely the gang would have kept him around for this long.||„|
|—Description by Rockstar Games.|
Swanson worked as a clergyman in the past, but as he indulged in earthly pleasures such as alcohol and sex, he slowly lost his job and his family, as well as his faith. Under unknown circumstances, Swanson saved the life of 德奇．范特林 at some point; with Dutch in his debt, Swanson was allowed to stay with and join the 范特林幫派.