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David Lowry Swain

Born: Jan 4, 1801

Death: Aug 27, 1868

Birthplace: Buncombe County

Nationality: United States

David Lowry Swain

Date of Birth : Jan 4, 1801
Date of Death : Aug 27, 1868
Birth Place : Buncombe County

David Lowry Swain was the 26th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835. He was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina; his father, George Swain, was a farmer and a member of the North Carolina General Assembly. He received his early education at New Academy near Asheville and briefly attended the University of North Carolina. Swain left his university studies in 1821 after only 4 months to study law with Chief Justice John Louis Taylor of the North Carolina Supreme Court; he was admitted to the bar in 1823. The citizens of Buncombe County chose Swain as their representative in the North Carolina General Assembly from 1824 to 1830; he was appointed to the state Superior Court as a judge, serving from 1830 to 1832. Swain resigned as a judge to accept the vote of the North Carolina General Assembly to serve as governor; at the time he was the youngest governor in state history, and the first to belong to the Whig Party. As governor, Swain was a promoter of internal improvements, including railroads and education, although he received little support form the legislature.

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