SWANWICK, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in 1760; engaged in
mercantile pursuits in Philadelphia, Pa., and was also interested in
literature, having published a volume of poetry; elected as a Republican to the
Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until his death on
August 1, 1798, in Philadelphia, Pa.; chairman, Committee on Commerce and
Manufactures (Fourth Congress); interment in St. Peters Churchyard.
BibliographyBaumann, Ronald M. John Swanwick: Spokesman for
Merchant-Republicanism in Philadelphia, 1790-1798.
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 97 (April