Scott Kingsley Swift was born on March 5, 1952 in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. He is the son of Archie Dean Swift (1914-1998) and Rose Baldi Douglas (1920-1994). He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1974. Scott married Andrea Gardner Finlay (1958) on February 20, 1988. He established the Swift Group, a financial advisory group that is part of Merrill Lynch. When Taylor Swift sought to pursue her career in music, Scott relocated his company to Nashville, where he works as a top adviser and First Vice President.
Scott was diagnosed with cancer back in 2007.