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John Burley Swainson
Birth: Jul. 31, 1925
Death: May 13, 1994
Manchester
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA

42nd Michigan Governor. He served as Governor of Michigan from 1961 to 1962. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, he served in the United States Army during World War II. Served as the Governor of Michigan from 1961 to 1963. He was defeated as a Democrat in 1962. Also served as a Member of the Michigan State Senate from 1955 to 1959, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1959 to 1961, State Court Judge from 1965 to 1971, and Justice of the Michigan State Supreme Court from 1971 to 1975. In 1975 he was accused of accepting a bribe and found not guilty, but convicted of perjury over his testimony to the jury. (bio by: K) 
 
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  Alice E. Neilsen Swainson (1927 - 2004)*
 
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Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Manchester
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: May 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7439118
John Burley Swainson
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- Daniel Pletcher
 Added: Apr. 13, 2013
With deepest respect and thanks Sir, for your service to both your country and the state of Michigan.
- Larry Caplin
 Added: Aug. 26, 2012

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