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Edwin Forrest Sweet
Birth: Nov. 21, 1847
Dansville
Livingston County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 1935
Ojai
Ventura County
California, USA

US Congressman. He graduated from Yale in 1871 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1874, afterwards becoming an attorney in Grand Rapids. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Board of Education from 1899 to 1906 and Mayor from 1904 to 1906. In 1910 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat and served one term, 1911 to 1913. After running unsuccessfully for reelection in 1912 Sweet was appointed US Assistant Secretary of Commerce, serving from 1913 to 1921. In 1916 he was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Michigan. After leaving the Commerce Department, Sweet owned and operated a ranch in North Dakota and was one of the founders of Fullerton, a town named for his father in law. Sweet continued to reside in Grand rapids while running his ranch, serving again on the Grand Rapids Board of Education from 1923 to 1926, and on the City Council from 1926 to 1928. In 1928 he moved to Ojai, California, where he lived in retirement. Fullerton's Carroll House Hotel, built by Sweet and named for his son, is still in business and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sophia Fuller Sweet (1854 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Carroll Fuller Sweet (1877 - 1955)*
  George Philo Sweet (1881 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakhill Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 22, 2008
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