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John SWANWICK

(1760-1798)

SWANWICK, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in 1760; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Philadelphia, Pa., and was also interested in literature, having published a volume of poetry; elected as a Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until his death on August 1, 1798, in Philadelphia, Pa.; chairman, Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Fourth Congress); interment in St. Peter’s Churchyard.

Bibliography

Baumann, Ronald M. “John Swanwick: Spokesman for ‘Merchant-Republicanism’ in Philadelphia, 1790-1798.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 97 (April 1973): 131-82.

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

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