Hon. Joshua William Swartz

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Hon. Joshua William Swartz

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Birthplace: Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 27, 1959 (91)
Swatara, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Paxtang, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Martin Nissley Swartz and Harriet C. Swartz
Brother of Mary Elizabeth Swartz; Edward Monroe Swartz; Christian Landis Swartz; Solomon Samuel Swartz; Isaac Benjamin Swartz and 3 others

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About Hon. Joshua William Swartz

Joshua William Swartz (June 9, 1867 – May 27, 1959) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Joshua W. Swartz was born in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, just west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was raised on his father’s farm, and attended the rural schools, Lebanon Valley College, and Williamsport Commercial School. He graduated from the law department of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1892. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Harrisburg. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1915 to 1917.

Swartz was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress. He declined to become a candidate for reelection in 1926, and resumed the practice of law until his death in Harrisburg. He is buried in Paxtang Cemetery near Harrisburg.


US Congressman. Elected to represent Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1925 to 1927. Member of Pennsylvania State Legislature.

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Hon. Joshua William Swartz's Timeline

1867
June 9, 1867
Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
1959
May 27, 1959
Age 91
Swatara, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
May 27, 1959
Age 91
Paxtang, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States