Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


 Profile of  Lewis B. Schwellenbach
Lewis
Brief profile :
Secretary of Labor, 1945-1948
 
 
Online Photos: Schwellenbach photos
 
Biographical sketch :  
1894 (September 20) Born, Superior, Wisconsin
1917 LL.B., University of Washington
1916-1917 Assistant Instructor, University of Washington
1918-1919 Private, 12th Infantry, World War I
1919 Admitted to Washington Bar
1919-1921 Associate, Roberts & Skeel
1924 Chairman, Washington Democratic State Convention
1925-1931 Associate, Schwellenbach, Merrick and Macfarlane
1928-1930 Chairman, King County (Wash.) Democratic Committee
1931-1935 Private legal practice
1932 Candidate for nomination for Governor, Washington
1935-1940 U.S. Senator, Washington
1938 Delegate, Interparliamentary Union, The Hague
1940-1945 U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Washington
1945-1948 Secretary of Labor
1948 (June 10) Died, Washington, D.C.