Joshua William Swartz
1867 – 1959
Who was Joshua William Swartz?
Joshua W. Swartz was born in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, just west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was raised on his father’s farm, and attended the rural schools, Lebanon Valley College, and Williamsport Commercial School. He graduated from the law department of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1892. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Harrisburg. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1915 to 1917.
Swartz was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress. He declined to become a candidate for reelection in 1926, and resumed the practice of law until his death in Harrisburg. He is buried in Paxtang Cemetery in near Harrisburg.
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