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.

References[edit]

  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)