Biography of Dr. Otto J. Swisher
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Otto J. Swisher Jr., M. D. - One of the representative young physicians and surgeons of Columbus is Doctor Otto Jay Swisher Jr., who has offices at 1970 Sullivant Avenue. He was born in this city, August 17, 1901, the son of Otto J., and Dora Opal (Kipp) Swisher.

Otto J. Swisher Sr., was born at Groveport, Franklin County, in 1876. In early life he was a farmer, later a telegraph operator, and merchant. He engaged in the real estate business for a time in Columbus and is now identified with the Court of Domestic Relations. He takes an active part in local politics and is serving his second term as committeeman of the Fifth Ward. His wife is a member of one of the oldest families of Columbus. Her parents came here from Germany and became leading citizens of this community. To Mr. and Mrs. Swisher were born five children, three of whom survive: Otto J. Jr., the subject of this sketch; Dorothy, twin sister of Otto J. Jr., lives at home; and Bernhardt, merchant, lives in Columbus.

Otto J. Swisher Jr., attended the public schools of Columbus, and was graduated from East High School in 1919. He then entered Ohio State University, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1927; did his interneship in Grant Hospital. He has since been located in Columbus, where he has already established an excellent practice. He also holds the office of deputy health commissioner of Columbus.

Doctor Swisher is identified with the Columbus Academy of Medicine and is an active member of the Hill Top Medical Association of Columbus. He is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree, and Shrine, and belongs to Alpha Mu Pi Omega medical fraternity. He holds the commission of lieutenant in the United States Medical Reserve Corps and is a member of the honorary military fraternity The Scabbard and Blade.

Doctor Swisher is unmarried and lives with his parents in Columbus.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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