US -Swift, Henry Adoniram - Governor, MN

Henry Adoniram Swift:
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Born: March 23, 1823
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Birthplace:
Ravenna Ohio
Father: Isaac Swift 1789 – 1874
(Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery Ravenna Ohio)
Mother: Eliza Thompson 1800 – 1884
(Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery Ravenna Ohio)
Wife: Ruth Livingston 1827 – 1881
(Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery Ravenna Ohio)
Married: September 11, 1851 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Children:
Emily Morrison Swift 1853 – 1863
Stelia Swift 1855 – 1855
Mary Elizabeth Swift Ives 1855 – 1926
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery Saint Paul Minnesota)
Henry Stevenson Swift 1860 – 1864
Stella Swift 1866 – 1866

Political Party: Republican Party

Education:

1842: Graduated from Western Reserve College - (High Honors)

Occupation before War:
Private Tutor to children on Plantation in Mississippi after college.
1845 – 1846: Attorney in Ravenna Ohio
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1846 – 1847: Assistant Clerk Ohio State House of Representatives
1848: Chief Clerk of Ohio State House of Representatives
1853: Moved his family to Minnesota
1853 – 1856: Real Estate and Insurance Businessman in St. Paul Minnesota
1856 – 1861: Real Estate and Insurance Businessman St. Peter Minnesota
1857: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Congressman.

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1863: Minnesota State Senator
1861 – 1863: President of Minnesota State Senate
1863: Lt. Governor of Minnesota
1863 – 1864: Governor of Minnesota
1863 – 1864: The State Population of Minnesota Increased.
Declined to run for Election as Governor of Minnesota
1865 – 1869: Register of Saint Peter Minnesota Land Office
1865: Unsuccessful Candidate for Republican Senate Nomination

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1869: Register of Saint Peter Minnesota Land Office
1870: After his death Minnesota named Swift County in his honor.


Died:
February 25, 1869
Place of Death: St. Peter Minnesota
Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever
Age at time of Death: 45 years old
Burial Place:
Maple Grove Cemetery Ravenna Ohio
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
He was serving as Lt. Governor of Minnesota when Gov. Alexander Ramsey resigned to take his seat in Congress. On July 10, 1863 he was sworn in this made Swift the third governor in less than a year.
 
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