SCHWERT, Pius Louis, (1892 - 1941)


SCHWERT, Pius Louis, a Representative from New York; born in Angola, Erie County, N.Y., November 22, 1892; attended the public schools in Angola and Lafayette High School, Buffalo, N.Y.; was graduated from Wharton School of Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1914; played professional baseball with the New York American League Ball Club 1914-1917; during the First World War served in the United States Navy as a yeoman, first class, and later was commissioned as an ensign; engaged in mercantile and banking pursuits in Angola; president of the Bank of Angola, N.Y., 1921-1931; member of the first salary survey committee of Erie County in 1932; moved to Buffalo, N.Y., and served as county clerk 1933-1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 11, 1941; interment in Forest Avenue Cemetery, Angola, N.Y.