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Chatham in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Claude A. Swanson

 
 
Claude A. Swanson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, May 27, 2012
1. Claude A. Swanson Marker
Inscription. A native of Pittsylvania County, Claude Augustus Swanson (1862-1939), practiced law in Chatham until he won election to Congress in 1892. He served seven terms in the House of Representatives (1893-1906); was governor of Virginia (1906-1910) and United States senator (1910-1933); and served as secretary of the navy under President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1939). As governor, Swanson persuaded the General Assembly to reform the public school system, improve rural roads, and create the position of state health commissioner. His last home in the county was at nearby Eldon.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number L-49.)
 
Location. 36° 51.27′ N, 79° 23.82′ W. Marker is in Chatham, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker is on U.S. 29 0.4 miles north of Main Street (Business U.S. 29), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham VA 24531, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hargrave Military Academy (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pittsylvania County Confederate Monument (approx.
Claude A. Swanson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, May 27, 2012
2. Claude A. Swanson Marker
1.9 miles away); Pittsylvania Court House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Markham (approx. 2.3 miles away); Peytonsburg (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rawley White Martin Residence (approx. 2.5 miles away); Whitmell P. Tunstall (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chatham.
 
Categories. Politics
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016.
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