Born: May 30 , 1860

Died: November 16 , 1927

Married: Mary Prudence Royston

Children: Eric Appeleton Swenson, Albin Champlin Swenson

Swen Albin Swenson was a New York banker, the son of Texas cattleman and banker, Swante Magnus Swenson. With his brother, E. P. Swenson, he owned Camp Arokortu and Swenson Camp on Upper Saranac Lake. 1

Malone Farmer, July 11, 1917

The main building of the handsome S.A. Swenson camp at Upper Saranac Lake was destroyed by fire in the night a week or so ago, and Mrs. E. P. Swenson and son and son's classmate, together with the servants at the camp, barely escaped with their lives. The Swenson party arrived the day before the fire and decided to remain over night before going to their own camp an eighth of a mile away. The fire had gained such headway before the occupants were aroused that they were obliged to rush out through fire and smoke clad only in their night robes. Their clothes, money and valuables were all destroyed by the flames. The fire was of mysterious origin and started in the attic. The electric wiring was in fireproof conduits. The property loss was estimated at $35,000.  Mr. S.A. Swenson will rebuild, and plans are being drawn for the new structure.


Lake Placid News, July 20, 1917


...The large fleet of power boats on Upper Saranac Lake has been augmented by the launching of a mahogany boat for S. A. Swenson of New York. Mr. Swenson has erected a new portable house pending the reconstruction of Camp Arokortu. A new highway is being built into the Swenson Park...

Tupper Lake Herald, July 22, 1921

S. A. Swenson, a, member of the old established firm of bankers, S. M. Swenson & Sons of New York, has arrived at his beautiful summer home on Upper Saranac, which is reached by motor from Tupper Lake, and intends remaining until fall.




1. New York Times, December 19, 1901