SWEET, Thaddeus C., (1872 - 1928)


SWEET, Thaddeus C., a Representative from New York; born in Phoenix, Oswego County, N.Y., November 16, 1872; attended the public schools; was graduated from Phoenix Academy and High School; entered business and for two years served as a traveling salesman; in 1895 began the manufacture of paper and was president of the Sweet Paper Manufacturing Co.; also engaged in banking; town clerk of Phoenix 1896-1899; member, New York State assembly, 1910-1920, serving as speaker 1914-1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Luther W. Mott; reelected to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses and served from November 6, 1923, until his death as the result of an airplane accident at Whitney Point, Broome County, N.Y., May 1, 1928; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Sixty-ninth Congress); interment in the Rural Cemetery, Phoenix, N.Y.