Michael Scott Swisher was born in Stillwater, Minnesota. He attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Minnesota. 

He has worked as the Director of the First State Bank & Trust since 1999, the Director of Universal Financial Services since 1991 and as the Director of the Valley Agencies, Inc., since 1991. He currently serves as their Chairman.


  • National Society Sons of the American Revolution (past President, MN Society)
  • General Society, Sons of the Revolution (past President, MN Society)
  • General Society of the War of 1812 (past President, MN Society)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Honorary Governor General)
  • Sons of Colonial New England (Honorary Governor General)
  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution (Honorary Governor General)
  • National Society Sons of American Colonists (Governor General)
  • Order of Indian Wars of the United States (Commander)
  • National Gavel Society
  • General Society of Colonial Wars 
  • Order of Founders and Patriots of America
  • Colonial Order of the Acorn
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans
  • Military Order of the Stars and Bars
  • National Order of the Blue and Gray
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar
  • Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America
  • Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York
  • National Order of Knights of the Golden Horseshoe
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne
  • National Society of Americans of Royal Descent
  • One Hundred Living Descendants of Blood Royal
  • Military Order of the Crusades
  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta
  • Descendants of Templar Knights
  • Order of Three Crusades
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
  • Order of the Norman Conquest
  • National Guild of St. Margaret
  • Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
  • Society of Descendants of Lady Godiva
  • Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen
  • Registry of Infamous and Famous Relatives in American Families
  • National Society of Saints and Sinners
  • Hereditary Society of Teachers
  • Order of the House of Wessex
  • Order of Alba
  • Order of the First Families of Maine
  • Order of the First Families of New Hampshire
  • Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
  • Society of Descendants of Colonial Clergy


  • Officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
  • Knight Commander, Ordo Sancti Constantini Magni
  • Grand Cross, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem


  • Chairman, Religion and Society Foundation
  • Director, the Lakeview Hospital Foundation
  • Secretary, the John Quincy Adams Foundation
  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • Helen Keller Sight Award, Minnesota Lions Eye Bank
  • Member, Advisory Council of the Hereditary Society Community of the USA
  • Kentucky Colonel

Social and fraternal

  • University Club of Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • University Club of San Francisco, California
  •  The Arts Club of Washington, D.C.
  •  St. John’s Lodge No. 1, A.F. & A.M., Stillwater, Minnesota
  •  St. Paul Lodge No. 3, A.F, & A.M., St. Paul, Minnesota
  •  Prometheus Lodge No. 851, F. & A.M., California
  •  The Morgan Lodge No. 9816, E.C., Malvern, Worcestershire
  •  York Rite Bodies, St. Paul & Minneapolis
  •  Scottish Rite (32º), Valley of Minneapolis 
  •  Stillwater, Minnesota Lions Club
  •  Rolls Royce Owners’ Club
  •  Morgan Sports Car Club


  • The Social Register, 1999 – present 
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2018