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Joseph Gardner Swift

Born: Dec 31, 1783

Death: Jul 22, 1865

Birthplace: Nantucket

Nationality: United States

Joseph Gardner Swift

Date of Birth : Dec 31, 1783
Date of Death : Jul 22, 1865
Birth Place : Nantucket

Joseph Gardner Swift was an American soldier who had the distinction of being the first graduate of the newly-instituted United States Military Academy in West Point, New York; he would later serve as its fourth Superintendent, from 1812 to 1814, and Chief of Engineers of the United States Army from 1812 to 1818.

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