History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Swayne, Charles
Born August 10, 1842, in Guyencourt, DE
Died July 5, 1907

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Received a recess appointment from Benjamin Harrison on May 17, 1889, to a seat vacated by Thomas Settle; nominated to the same position by Benjamin Harrison on December 5, 1889. Confirmed by the Senate on April 1, 1890, and received commission on April 1, 1890. Service terminated on July 5, 1907, due to death.

University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1871

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1871-1885
Private practice, Pensacola, Florida, 1885-1889
Republican candidate for Florida Supreme Court, 1888

Impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, December 13, 1904, and found not guilty by the U.S. Senate, February 27, 1905.



Submit Questions About Judicial History