Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Swift, Benjamin

Swift, Benjamin, a Representative and a Senator from Vermont; born in Amenia, N.Y., April 3, 1781; moved with his father to Bennington, Vt., in 1786; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1806 and commenced practice in Bennington; moved to Manchester and then to St. Albans in 1809; practiced law and also engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1813, 1825, and 1826; elected as a Federalist to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1831); was not a candidate for renomination in 1830; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1839; was not a candidate for renomination in 1839; resumed the practice of law and agricultural pursuits; died in St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., on November 11, 1847; interment in the Old Cemetery, South Main Street.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Swift, Benjamin," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1888 Original Sources, accessed April 23, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZEDHMFSEQBSLK7.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Swift, Benjamin." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1888, Original Sources. 23 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZEDHMFSEQBSLK7.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Swift, Benjamin' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1888. Original Sources, retrieved 23 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZEDHMFSEQBSLK7.