Biography of George E. Swain
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GEORGE E. SWAIN.
George E. Swain is cashier of the Farmers Savings Bank at North English, Iowa, and is well known as a prominent representative of business interests there, his efforts having been an important element in the successful conduct of the institution with which he is now connected. He was born at Iowa City, Iowa, April 24, 1860, a son of E. O. and Emily J. Swain, who became residents of Iowa City in the year 1854. In 1881 George E. Swain removed to Iowa Bounty, taking up his abode at Marengo, where he was employed in the Marengo Savings Bank until 1890. He has since been engaged in the banking business on his own account and since 1897 has been cashier and director of the Farmers Savings Bank of North English. As one of its executive officers he has guided its course and molded its policy and his comprehensive knowledge of banking has been one of the potent factors in the success of the institution.

Mr. Swain was married in Marengo on the sth of May, 1886, to Miss Elizabeth Hedges, a daughter of Christian Hedges, and they have become the parents of three children: Helen, now the wife of G. A. Yoakam; Russell Hedges, born in 1898; and Sherwood S., whose birth occurred in 1900. Mr. Swain concentrates his efforts upon his business affairs and he believes that every day must mark off a full faithed attempt to know more and to grow more. Hard thinking always results in greater efficiency and Mr. Swain thinks hard with the end in view of advancing the interests of the institution with which he is connected. The story of his life is the story of honest industry and thrift.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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