Philip Bergen Swing

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Philip Bergen Swing (October 23, 1820 – October 31, 1882) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Miami Township, Clermont County, Ohio, Swing read law to enter the bar in 1842. He was in private practice in Batavia, Ohio from 1842 to the present. He was a county prosecutor for Clermont County in 1847.

On March 29, 1871, Swing was nominated by President Ulysses Grant to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio vacated by Humphrey Howe Leavitt. Swing was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 30, 1871, and received his commission the same day. Swing served in that capacity until his death, in 1882, in Batavia, Ohio.

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Preceded by
Humphrey H. Leavitt
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
1871–1882
Succeeded by
George Read Sage