History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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.

Education:
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

 

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