Joseph Henry Sweney

Joseph Henry Sweney

Birth
Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 11 Nov 1918 (aged 73)
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, USA
Plot 0008, Grave 7
Memorial ID 19336380 · View Source
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US Congressman. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a Sergeant in Company K, 27th Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry. In 1880, he graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Osage. From 1883 to 1891, he was a member of the Iowa State Senate, serving as president pro tempore in 1886. In 1889 he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress, serving until 1891. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 11 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19336380
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Henry Sweney (2 Oct 1845–11 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19336380, citing Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .