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Peter SWART

(1752-1829)

SWART, Peter, a Representative from New York; born in Schoharie, N.Y., July 5, 1752; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the New York bar and commenced the practice of law in Schoharie; judge of the court of common pleas of Schoharie County in 1795; member of the New York State assembly in 1798 and 1799; elected as a Republican to the Tenth Congress (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1809); sheriff of Schoharie County in 1810 and 1813; served in the New York State senate 1817-1820; resumed the practice of his profession in Schoharie, N.Y., and died there on November 3, 1829; interment in the Old Stone Fort Cemetery.

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

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