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Samuel SWAN

(1771-1844)

SWAN, Samuel, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Scotch Plains, Somerset County, N.J., in 1771; studied medicine, and practiced in Boundbrook, N.J., 1800-1806 and in Somerville, N.J., 1806-1809; commissioned as sheriff of Somerset County October 13, 1804, for two years; county clerk 1809-1820; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1831); did not seek renomination in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress; affiliated with the Whig Party; resumed the practice of medicine; died at Boundbrook, N.J., August 24, 1844; interment in the De Groot vault in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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