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 John Franklin Swift

John Franklin Swift

Birth
Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri, USA
Death 10 Mar 1891 (aged 62)
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot 33 Lot 7 (swift)
Memorial ID 38342119 · View Source
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John Franklin Swift was a California State Assemblyman from the 8th District(San Francisco)in 1863 and 1873 to 1875, then from the 13th District from 1877 to 1880.
In 1889 he was appointed ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY AND MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY (Japan). He died at his post 10 March 1891, in Tokyo, Japan.
John wrote a novel about the Nevada Silver Mines called "Robert Greathouse" published in 1870 and a book about his travels in Spain and the Middle East called "Going to Jericho" published 1874.


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  • Created by: Dale Clawson
  • Added: 14 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38342119
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Franklin Swift (1 Mar 1829–10 Mar 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38342119, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dale Clawson (contributor 47102803) .