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Claude A. Swanson

Claude A. SwansonAKA Claudius Augustus Swanson

Born: 31-Mar-1862
Birthplace: Swansonville, VA
Died: 7-Jul-1939
Location of death: Rapidan Camp, VA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor and Senator from Virginia

Father: John Muse Swanson (tobacco industry)
Mother: Catherine Rebecca Pritchett
Brother: William Graves
Brother: John Pritchett
Sister: Annie Blanche
Sister: Sallie Hill
Sister: Julia Benson
Brother: Henry Clay
Wife: Elizabeth Deane Lyons (m. 11-Dec-1894, d. 1920)
Wife: Lulie Lyons Hall (sister of Elizabeth Deane Lyons, m. 1923, until his death)

    University: Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (attended 1879-80)
    University: BA, Randolph-Macon College (1885)
    Law School: University of Virginia (1886)

    US Secretary of the Navy (1933-39)
    US Senator, Virginia (appointed, 1-Aug-1910 to 3-Mar-1933, resigned)
    Governor of Virginia (1906-10)
    US Congressman, Virginia 5th (4-Mar-1893 to 30-Jan-1906, resigned)
    Freemasonry
    Virginia Bar Association 1886


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