History of the Federal Judiciary

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Swaim, Hardress Nathan
Born November 30, 1890, in Zionsville, IN
Died July 30, 1957

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1950, and received commission on February 10, 1950. Service terminated on July 30, 1957, due to death.

DePauw University, A.B., 1913
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1916

Professional Career:
Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916-1939, 1945-1949
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1917-1918
City comptroller, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1936-1947
Judge, Indiana Supreme Court, 1939-1945

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote


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