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John Hyde SWEET

(1880-1964)

SWEET, John Hyde, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Milford, Otsego County, N.Y., September 1, 1880; moved to Palmyra, Nebr. in 1885; attended the Palmyra high schools; attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebr.; attended the Lincoln Business College, Lincoln, Nebr.; court reporter in western Nebraska, 1899-1900; wholesale grocer in Nebraska City 1902-1909; newspaper publisher; delegate to the Progressive National Convention, 1912; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative George H. Heinke (April 19, 1940-January 3, 1941); was not a candidate for renomination to the Seventy-seventh Congress in 1940; died on April 4, 1964, in Wickenburg, Ariz.; interment in Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Nebr.

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