Hamilton — Carl V. Swanson, Ph.D., of Hamilton, died peacefully on December 6, 2012 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a long fight with melanoma.
He leaves his beloved wife Ingrid Swanson of 49 years; two Sons, Erik of Charlotte, N.C. and Lars of Manchester; four grandchildren, Paige and Charles of Manchester, and Nicholas and Julia of Charlotte N.C.; two sisters, Dorothy Anderson of Manchester and Margaret Nauert of Glen Ellen, Ill.inois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carl was born in Elmhurst, Ill. in 1938, son of Verner J. and Margaret S Swanson. He graduated from York High School, Elmhurst, Ill. 1956 and went on to MIT as an Alfred P. Sloan scholar, where he received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1960 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 1966. He taught at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and worked as a consultant to the oil and gas industries. He started his own company, Swanson Energy Group, which provided economic and strategy counsel to oil and gas companies as well as expert witness service on national and international rate cases.
Carl was the chairman of his 50th reunion at MIT. He served as Chairman of the Board of the United Way of the North Shore and also served on numerous other boards including Project Adventure, the Economic Development Committeefor the Town of Hamilton, The Enterprise Center at Salem State University, and Friends of Olmstead at Moraine Farm. He was a member of Myopia Hunt Club, Manchester Yacht Club, Boston Economics Club, Cape Ann Investment Forum and Christ Church of Hamilton.
Carl was devoted to and loved his family and his gardens. He loved travel, collecting art, skiing, tennis, paddle tennis, golf, and attending concerts, plays and the ballet. His family and friends will deeply miss him, his ever-ready smile, beautiful blue eyes and his enthusiasm for life.