John Swainson

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John Swainson
John Swainson (1961 portrait).png
42nd Governor of Michigan
In office
January 1, 1961 – January 1, 1963
LieutenantT. John Lesinski
Preceded byG. Mennen Williams
Succeeded byGeorge W. Romney
52nd Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
In office
1959–1961
GovernorG. Mennen Williams
Preceded byPhilip Hart
Succeeded byT. John Lesinski
Member of the Michigan Senate
In office
1954–1959
Personal details
BornJuly 31, 1925
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
DiedMay 13, 1994 (aged 68)
Manchester, Michigan, U.S.
Resting placeOak Grove Cemetery
Manchester, Michigan
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Alice Nielsen
AwardsCroix de Guerre
Presidential Unit Citation
Purple Heart
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Unit95th Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II

John Burley Swainson (July 31, 1925 – May 13, 1994) was a Canadian-American politician and lawyer. He was the 42nd Governor of Michigan from 1961 until 1963.[1][2] He was Lieutenant Governor from 1959 until 1961.

Swainson died on May 13, 1994 in Manchester, Michigan from a heart attack, aged 68.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fred M. Warner". Political Graveyard. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  2. "Fred M. Warner". National Governors Association. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013.