Swep T. Davis served as the Managing Director for the Oak Ridge Welfare and Recreation Association beginning in 1945.
Davis served as a Captain in the Army until January 1944, seeing action in the African and Italian campaigns. He had also previously served in the Canal Zone and at other military installations around the United States.
In 1934, Davis married Elizabeth Curtis. Their daughter, Claire, grew up in Oak Ridge, and their son, Swep T. Davis, Jr., was born there during the Manhattan Project. The family returned from Oak Ridge in 1948 to reside in Newton, MS to begin family farming and cattle operation, then moved to Hattiesburg, MS in 1962 when Swep became Director of the Pat Harrison Waterway District.