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Catalog Number 00101
Object Name Portrait
Description Albert Winfield Swalm by Helen B. Norris. 1845-1922. Soldier, editor, postmaster, US Consul. Born at Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, November 30, 1845. Removed to Oskaloosa, Iowa, where he learned his trade as a printer, 1855. Private, 33rd Iowa Infantry, Civil War. Indian Land Commissioner. Regent State University of Iowa, 1855-1897 *(date needs checking). Editor, State Register, Des Moines, 18688. Founded Grand Junction Headlight, 1870. Purchased the Jefferson Dee, 1871, Fort Dodge Messenger, 1874; Oskaloosa Herald, 1881, and with Mrs. Swalm owned and edited it until 1897. Postmaster, Oskaloosa, 1882-1892. Appointed US Consul to Montevideo, Uruguay, 1897-1903; Southampton, England, 1903-1921; Bermuda, 1921-August 1922. Died at Hamilton Beach, Bermuda, August 24, 1922. 35.5" x 30"
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