07/1823 - 02/25/1898

SWENEY, John, a Representative from Franklin County; born, July of 1823 in Adams County, Pa.; machinist; co-owner and manager, Caledonia Iron Works; elected, sheriff, Franklin County (1875-1878); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1878; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1880); chair, County Democratic Committee; died, February 25, 1898 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; interred, Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

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