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Oscar William SWIFT

(1869-1940)

SWIFT, Oscar William, a Representative from New York; born in Paines Hollow, Herkimer County, N.Y., April 11, 1869; moved to Michigan with his parents, who settled in Adrian in 1877; attended the public schools and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; was graduated from the New York Law School, New York City, in 1896; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in New York City; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; resumed law practice in New York City; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 30, 1940; interment in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.

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

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