The New International Encyclopædia/Swain, Joseph
SWAIN, Joseph (1857—). An American educator, born at Pendleton, Ind. He graduated at Indiana University in 1883; studied in the University of Edinburgh, and with the astronomer royal of Scotland in 1885-86; was professor of mathematics in his alma mater from 1886 till 1891; and in the latter year was called as professor of mathematics to Leland Stanford University. Two years afterwards he returned to Indiana University as president, and remained in that position until 1902, when he accepted the presidency of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.