SWANSON, Charles Edward, (1879 - 1970)


SWANSON, Charles Edward, a Representative from Iowa; born on a farm near Galesburg, Knox County, Ill., January 3, 1879; in 1890 moved to Iowa with his parents, who settled on a farm in Ringgold County; attended the public schools of Galesburg, Ill., and Clearfield, Iowa; was graduated from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., in 1902, and from the law department of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., in 1907; principal of schools, Altona, Ill., 1902-1904; was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Council Bluffs, Iowa; prosecuting attorney of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 1915-1922; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and to the Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; chairman, City Board of Tax Review, 1949-1968; died in Council Bluffs, Iowa, August 22, 1970; interment in Walnut Hill Cemetery.