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John Jackson Mcswain

McSwain was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1921, until his death. He served as chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs (Seventy-second through Seventy-fourth Congresses). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1936.


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    University of South Carolina at Columbia


  • He taught school in Marlboro, Abbeville, and Anderson Counties. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Greenville, South Carolina. Referee in bankruptcy 1912-1917. He entered the officers' training camp at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, May 12, 1917, and served in the First World War as captain of Company A, One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Infantry, until March 6, 1919, when he was honorably discharged. He resumed the practice of law in Greenville, South Carolina.
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Died August 6, 1936
(aged 61)


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