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George Robinson SWIFT

(1887-1972)
Senate Years of Service:
1946-1946
Party:
Democrat

SWIFT, George Robinson, a Senator from Alabama; born at Swift Post Office, Baldwin County, Ala., December 19, 1887; attended the public schools of Baldwin County, Ala., the University Military School, Mobile, Ala., and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; engaged in the lumber industry in Alabama; member, Alabama house of representatives 1931-1935; member, State senate 1935-1939; State highway director 1943-1946; appointed on June 15, 1946, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John H. Bankhead II and served from June 15, 1946, to November 5, 1946, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy in 1946; member, State senate 1947-1951; president of Southern Pine Association 1954-1955; president, Swift-Hunter Lumber Co., of Atmore, Ala.; retired and resided in Atmore, Ala.; died in New Orleans, La., September 10, 1972; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Atmore, Ala.

Bibliography

Watson, Elbert L. “George Robinson Swift.” In Alabama United States Senators, pp. 138-39. Huntsville, AL: Strode Publishers, 1982.

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

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