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Edward SWANN

(1862-1945)

SWANN, Edward, a Representative from New York; born near Madison, Madison County, Fla., March 10, 1862; attended the common schools and was graduated from the law department of Columbia College (now University), New York City, in 1886; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New York City; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Amos J. Cummings and served from November 4, 1902, to March 3, 1903; was not a candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of law in New York City; elected judge of the court of general sessions, New York City, and served from January 1, 1908, until his resignation in 1916; district attorney for New York County 1916-1922; retired from public and political activities; died in Sewalls Point, Jensen Beach, Fla., September 19, 1945; interment in St. Peters Episcopal Cemetery, Fernandina, Fla.

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

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