Henry Adoniram Swift

Henry A. Swift, 1871Third State Governor
July 10, 1863 - January 11, 1864

Third Lieutenant Governor
March 4, 1863 - July 10, 1863

Swift became lieutenant governor when Lt. Gov. Ignatius Donnelly resigned to take a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and then became governor when Gov. Alexander Ramsey resigned to take a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Born: March 23, 1823
in Ravenna, Ohio

Died: February 25, 1869
in St. Peter, Minnesota

First Lady: Ruth Livingston (married 1851)

Occupation: Teacher, lawyer, legislator, real estate and insurance agent, land office register

Party: Republican