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John A. Swanson

judge , lawyer , State senator

John A. Swanson, American lawyer, judge, state senator. Member American, Illinois State and Chicago bar associations, National Prosecuting Attorneys Association (first president).; Mason, Knights of Pythias.

Background

Swanson, John A. was born on April 14, 1874 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Anna G. (Johnson) Swanson.

Education

Educational public schools. Chicago College of Law, 1893-1895.

Career

Admitted to Illinois bar, 1895, and practiced at Chicago. Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1910-1912, Senate, 1914-1916. Judge of the Municipal Court of Chicago, 1916-1921.

Judge of Circuit Court of Cook County, 1921-1929. State’s attorney Cook County, Illinois, 1929-1932. Now member firm Swanson, Dodge & Dornbaugh.

Achievements

  • He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University during the ceremony.

  • In 1990, Swanson won the Computers in Engineering Award for outstanding contributions to the engineering & computing industries.

  • In 1994 he was named One of the Top 5 of the Top 50 R&D Stars in the United States by IndustryWeek and was elected as an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow.

  • In 1998, Swanson won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Applied Mechanics Award and received the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering's Distinguished Alumni Award.

  • In 2006 he was awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers President's Award for significant contributions to the engineering profession,[5] and in 2009 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Membership

Member American, Illinois State and Chicago bar associations, National Prosecuting Attorneys Association (first president). Mason, Knights of Pythias.

Connections

Married Cecile A. Leason, June 17, 1896. Children: Charlotte Anna, Ruth Henrietta.

father:
John Swanson

mother:
Anna G. (Johnson) Swanson

spouse:
Cecile A. Leason

children:
Charlotte Anna Swanson

Ruth Henrietta Swanson