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John Swanwick (1740, Englandmarker - August 1, 1798) was a United States Representative from Pennsylvaniamarker.

Born in England, Swanwick and his family arrived in the American colonies in the early 1770s. He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Philadelphiamarker under Robert Morris, and was also interested in literature, having published a volume of poetry. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until his death. While in the House he was chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Fourth Congress).

Swanwick died on August 1, 1798, in Philadelphia, where he was interred at St. Peter's Churchmarker.


  1. John Swanwick at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress has Swanwick's birthdate as 1760, but this is not corroborated by written sources
  2. Wheeler & Becker, Discovering the American Past, p. 97. ISBN 9780395871874
  3. Elmer James Ferguson et al., The Papers of Robert Morris, 1781-1784, p. 8

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