George O. Swasey Scrapbooks

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George O. Swasey Scrapbooks

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2 boxes
(.6 cubic ft.)

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(1868-1958)

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George O. Swasey was born in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1868. He was a graduate of Exeter Academy and Harvard University. He arrived in Tacoma around 1907 to begin a law practice and was active in the Tacoma Elks Lodge, the Tacoma Bar Association, Sons of the American Revolution, and the Unitarian Church. At the time of his death in 1958, he resided at 4622 North 28th Street. Swasey bequeathed $110,000 to the Tacoma Public Library to establish the George O. Swasey library branch.

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Includes four scrapbooks compiled by George Swasey and family containing photographs, report cards, newspaper clippings, programs, tickets, and other ephemera. Also included are drawings by Swasey.

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