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John B. Swainson

John B. SwainsonAKA John Burley Swainson

Born: 31-Jul-1925
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Died: 13-May-1994
Location of death: Manchester, MI
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Oakhill Cemetery, Manchester, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Michigan, 1961-63

Military service: US Army (WWII, lost both legs to a landmine)


[1] United Church of Christ.

Father: John A. C. Swainson
Wife: Alice Nielson (d. 5-Sep-2004)

    University: BA, Olivet College
    Law School: LLB, University of North Carolina Law School (1951)

    Michigan State Official Michigan Historical Commission (1985-)
    Michigan State Supreme Court (1971-75, resigned)
    Michigan State Official Circuit Judge, 3rd Circuit (1965-70)
    Governor of Michigan (1-Jan-1961 to 1-Jan-1963)
    Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (1959-60)
    Michigan State Senate 18th (1955-58)
    American Legion
    Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
    Disabled American Veterans
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Lions Club
    State Bar of Michigan
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Naturalized US Citizen 1943
    Bribery 1975 (found not guilty)
    Perjury 1975 (to Grand Jury, convicted)
    Croix de Guerre
    Presidential Unit Citation
    Purple Heart


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