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Alfred P. Swineford

Born: Sep 14, 1836

Death: Oct 26, 1909

Birthplace: Ashland

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Alfred P. Swineford

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1836
Date of Death : Oct 26, 1909
Birth Place : Ashland

Alfred Peter Swineford was an American Democratic politician who was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, 1871 to 1872. In 1878 he was the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, finishing third behind Lysander Woodward, the National Greenback Party candidate., and the winner, Republican incumbent Alonzo Sessions. He was the mayor and newspaper editor in Marquette, Michigan. President Grover Cleveland appointed Swineford as Governor of the District of Alaska, where he served from 1885 to 1889. In 1906, he was a candidate to be the first Delegate to the United States Congress from the District of Alaska, losing in an election on August 14, 1906 to Democrat Frank Hinman Waskey. Swineford was born in Ashland, Ohio and died at Juneau, Alaska on October 26, 1909. He is buried in Juneau at Evergreen Cemetery. He was married to Psyche Flower.


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