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Hardress Swaim

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Hardress Nathaniel Swaim (1890-1957) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.[1]

Swaim received a recess appointment from President Harry Truman on October 21, 1949, to a new seat created by 63 Stat. 493; he was nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1950, and received his commission on February 10th. He served until his death on July 30, 1957.[1]


  • DePauw University, A.B., 1913
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1916[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916-1939
  • U.S. Army First Lieutenant, 1917-1918
  • Comptroller, City of Indianapolis, Indiana, 1936-1947
  • Judge, Indiana Supreme Court, 1939-1945
  • Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1945-1949[1]


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
William Parkinson