Swope would go on to become an editor, journalist and close member of the Algonquin Round Table,New York’s inner circle of critics, actors and writers. Swope spent most of his career at the New York World newspaper. He was the first and three time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Reporting.
Swope was also inducted into the United States Croquet Hall of Fame in 1979. An avid croquet player, Swope would host the games at his home in Great Neck, Long Island. According to the United States National Croquet Association, he is attributed with popularizing the game here in the US.