Hardress Nathaniel Swaim

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Hardress Nathaniel Swaim
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
October 21, 1949 – July 30, 1957
Appointed byHarry S. Truman
Preceded bySeat established by 63 Stat. 493
Succeeded byWilliam Lynn Parkinson
Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
In office
January 1, 1939 – January 1, 1945
Preceded byJames P. Hughes
Succeeded byHoward Young Sr.
Personal details
Born
Hardress Nathaniel Swaim

(1890-11-30)November 30, 1890
Zionsville, Indiana
DiedJuly 30, 1957(1957-07-30) (aged 66)
EducationDePauw University (A.B.)
University of Chicago Law School (J.D.)

Hardress Nathaniel Swaim (November 30, 1890 – July 30, 1957) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana and later a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Zionsville, Indiana, Swaim received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from DePauw University in 1913 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1916. He was in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1916 to 1939, interrupted by service in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant from 1917 to 1918. He was Comptroller of the City of Indianapolis from 1936 to 1947. He was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana from January 1, 1939 to January 1, 1945, thereafter returning to private practice in Indianapolis from 1945 to 1949.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Swaim received a recess appointment from President Harry S. Truman on October 21, 1949, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493. He was nominated to the same position by President Truman on January 5, 1950. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 8, 1950, and received his commission on February 10, 1950. His service terminated on July 30, 1957, due to his death.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
James P. Hughes
Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana
1939–1945
Succeeded by
Howard Young Sr.
Preceded by
Seat established by 63 Stat. 493
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
1949–1957
Succeeded by
William Lynn Parkinson