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Wesley Swift '97 April 28, 2023 3:25 PM updated: April 28, 2023 4:00 PM

Wesley "Wes" Hyatt Swift 

July 23, 1975 - April 23, 2023

Wesley “Wes” Hyatt Swift died Sunday, April 23, 2023, after having a stroke. He was 47.

He was born July 23, 1975, in Pasadena to Robert and Alice Swift. He graduated from Clear Brook High School in 1993, where he was part of the school’s newspaper staff.

He attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1997. He would go on to receive a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston in 2012.

Wes went to The Galveston County Daily News as a reporting intern in the late 1990s and was hired as a staff reporter after he graduated. He left The Daily News to work for Houston Community Newspapers in the early 2000s, but returned as a copy editor, a job he held until 2014. He loved movies and enjoyed literature that focused on history. He loved sports, especially the Aggies and the Houston sports teams.  

His family has established the Wesley H. Swift ’97 Memorial Scholarship at Texas A&M University. Donations can be made at 


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