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Arthur Swift
Full Name: Arthur Swift
Date of birth: 1812
Date of death: 1855

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H Gonzales Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (1) (2) (3)     Seguin / Gonzales   DeWitt, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lavaca
(1) GUADALUPE COUNTY established by the Legislature in March, 1846, from parts of Bexar and Gonzales counties. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Early prominent resident of Seguin. "When the County [Guadalupe County] was organized in 1846, Swift used his influence to have the county commissioners move the designated route of the road from Seguin to San Antonio." Sons of Dewitt Colony Texas, 1997.
(3) Table of members of the First Legislature lists party affiliation as Democrat. Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
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Biographical Sketches
  • SWIFT, ARTHUR (1812-1855). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, died in 1855. Sons of Dewitt Colony Texas, 1997.
  • Other Resources
  • James M. Baker appointed administrator of Arthur Swift's estate by Guadalupe County court, April, 1855. "Administrator's Notice," Texan Mercury (Seguin), 6/16/1855, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Seguin High School student's research on Arthur Swift's grave in Seguin cemetery, "Seguin Student Uses Science to Uncover the Past," 5/2/2011. San Antonio Express-News.
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