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William Swan Garvin

William Swan Garvin

American newspaper , politician
William Swan Garvin
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Intro American newspaper , politician
Was Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 25 July 1806, Mercer
Death 20 February 1883 (aged 76 years)
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William Swan Garvin (July 25, 1806 – February 20, 1883) was a western Pennsylvania newspaper proprietor who is most widely known for his term as a Jacksonian and Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Early years

Garvin was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania. At 13, he became an apprentice for Mercer County's Western Press, a Democratic newspaper.


After journeying as a newspaper printer, in 1830 he returned to the Western Press as its proprietor, a position he held off and on for the rest of his life.

Garvin was postmaster of Mercer from 1837 to 1841.

Garvin was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings during that session.

He also served as a flour inspector in Pittsburgh and was again appointed postmaster of Mercer in 1867 and served until 1869.

Garvin died on February 20, 1883, and was buried in Mercer Citizens’ Cemetery.

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