John Hyde Sweet

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John Hyde Sweet (September 1, 1880 – April 4, 1964) was a Nebraska Republican politician.

He was born in Milford, New York on September 1, 1880 and moved to Palmyra, Nebraska in 1885. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lincoln Business College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

After graduating, he worked as court reporter in western Nebraska from 1899 to 1900, and then as a grocer in Nebraska City from 1902 to 1909. After that he served as manager and then editor of the Nebraska City News newspaper and was a Nebraskan delegate to the 1912 Progressive National Convention.

In 1940 was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth United States Congress to fill the vacancy left by the previous representative George H. Heinke, who had died in a car crash in the January of that year. Sweet served for less than a year, and did not run in the following election.

He died April 4, 1964 in Wickenburg, Arizona and was buried at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Nebraska.


  1. "The Political Graveyard". Sweet, John Hyde. Retrieved February 26, 2006. 
  2. "Congressional Bioguide". Sweet, John Hyde. Retrieved February 26, 2006. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George H. Heinke (R)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 1st congressional district

April 19, 1940 – January 3, 1941
Succeeded by
Oren S. Copeland (R)