George Sweeny

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George Sweeny
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byWilliam H. Hunter
Succeeded byAlexander Harper
Personal details
Born(1796-02-22)February 22, 1796
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 10, 1877(1877-10-10) (aged 81)
Bucyrus, Ohio
Resting placeOakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materDickinson College

George Sweeny (February 22, 1796 – October 10, 1877) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Sweeny was a graduate of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A lawyer, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Gettysburg in 1820, moving to Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1830.

He served as prosecuting attorney of Crawford County in 1838.

Sweeny was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1842, and returned to the practice of law in Ohio, including another term as prosecutor in Crawford County.

He died in Bucyrus, Ohio, October 10, 1877.


  • United States Congress. "George Sweeny (id: S001105)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Hunter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Alexander Harper