Column: Remembering the unforgettable Elvis Swindle


Friday’s column (read it here) is an obituary for the colorfully named Elvis Swindle, a former La Verne councilman and mayor (1958-70) and Montclair insurance agent, owner of the Swindle Insurance Agency. Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Thanks to the Swindle family for the photos.

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  • shirley wofford

    Hi David,

    I too had seen the obit in the DB. We had those past blog discussions about his business in Montclair and whether or not he had ever been a Mayor of Montclair. I wonder if he saw those entries last year. If so, he must have been chuckling, silently. There he was all the time, hiding in plain sight.

    [Yes, his La Verne residency was a surprise to me. I’m glad I got a chance to write about him, even if I was far too late to cover the Swindle Administration. — DA]