Hardress Nathan Swaim

Personal

Birthday: 
11/30/1890
Birthplace: 
Zionsville, IN
Date of Death: 
7/30/1957
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916-1939, 1945-1949
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1917-1918
City comptroller, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1936-1947
Judge, Indiana Supreme Court, 1939-1945

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
DePauw University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1913
Name of School - Second: 

University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America 's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1916

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Court Name: 

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
2/10/1950
Termination Date: 
7/30/1957
Termination Reason: 
Death
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