Pat Swindall attended the common schools and then studied until 1972 at the University of Georgia. After a subsequent law degree from the same university and its made in 1975 admitted to the bar he began in Atlanta to work in his new profession. Politically Swindall was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1984 he was in the fourth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Elliott H. Levitas on January 3, 1985. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1989, two legislative sessions.
Swindalls career was not without controversy. He was indicted in 1988 for perjury. This accusation was one reason for his defeat in the congressional elections of that year. He was later sentenced to one year in prison. After his release, moderated a conservative religious radio broadcast. In 2009 he came again because of an accusation in the whipping times. This time it was about illegal campaign donations to a city council of Atlanta. Today Pat Swindall directs an investment firm in Atlanta.