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John Swift

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Swift and Jemima Pittman
Husband of Mary Swift
Half brother of Jemima Jane Molsberry; Margaret Pittman; Drucilla Pittman; Catherine Pittman; Malinda Pittman and 6 others

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About John Swift

John Swift (27 June 1790, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 9 June 1873, in Philadelphia) was an American lawyer and politician and long-time Mayor of Philadelphia. He was admitted to the bar in 1810. He was a leader of the Whigs of Philadelphia and served as mayor 1832–1838, 1839–1841, and 1845–1849. In 1840, Swift became the first mayor to be elected in popular elections. He is buried at Christ Church Burial Ground.


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John Swift's Timeline

June 21, 1790
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
June 9, 1873
Age 82
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States