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Pius L. Schwert in his time as a baseball player for the New York Yankees (1915)

Pius Louis Schwert (born November 22, 1892 in Angola , Erie County , New York , †  March 11, 1941 in Washington, DC ) was an American politician . Between 1939 and 1941 he represented New York State in the US House of Representatives .


Pius Schwert attended public schools in his home country and Lafayette High School in Buffalo . In 1914 he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania affiliated Wharton School . Between 1914 and 1915 he was a baseball player in the MLB for the New York Yankees . During the First World War he served in the US Navy from 1917 . After the war he worked in commerce and banking in his native Angola. Between 1921 and 1931 he was President of the Bank of Angola there . In 1932 he was a member of the first salary review committee in Erie County ( Salary survey committee ). He then moved to Buffalo. From 1933 to 1938 he was employed as a county clerk in the county government in Erie County. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party .

In the congressional elections of 1938 sword was 42.  electoral district of New York in the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC chosen, where he succeeded the most in the January 3, 1939 Senate exchanged James M. Mead took. After being re-elected, he could remain in Congress until his death on March 11, 1941 . During this time there were other New Deal -Gesetze the federal government under President Franklin D. Roosevelt adopted.

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predecessor Office successor
James M. Mead United States House of Representatives for New York (42nd constituency)
January 3, 1939 - March 11, 1941
John Cornelius Butler