Peter Swart

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Peter Swart (July 5, 1752 – November 3, 1829) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Schoharie, he attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar in New York and commenced the practice of law in Schoharie. He was judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Schoharie County in 1795, and was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1798 and 1799.

Swart was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 10th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1807 to March 3, 1809. He was sheriff of Schoharie County in 1810 and 1813, and served in the New York State Senate from 1817 to 1820. He resumed the practice of his profession in Schoharie and died there in 1829; interment was in the Old Stone Fort Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Peter Swart (id: S001096)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Sammons
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Uri Tracy