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Jonas Swenholt

Jonas Swenholt (December 20, 1855 – March 8, 1923) was an American businessman and politician.

Born in the town of Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Swenholt moved with his parents to a farm in Scandinavia, Wisconsin in Waupaca County, Wisconsin in 1863. In 1880, Swenholt moved to Wittenberg, Wisconsin in Shawano County, Wisconsin. Swenholt was in the mercantile and lumber business. He served as postmaster of Wittenberg and different village and town offices. Swenholt served as register of deeds for Shawano County in 1896. Swenholt then served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1901 and 1905 as a Republican from Shawano County. In 1905, Swenholt moved to Madison, Wisconsin where he was the Wisconsin State Game Warden. His son was Helmer Swenholt, a United States Army officer. Swenholt died at his house in Madison, Wisconsin.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1905,' Biographical Sketch of Jonas Swenholt, pg. 1117
  2. ^ 'Jonas Swenholt, 67, Fatally Stricken,' Wisconsin State Journal, March 9, 1923, pg. 10
  3. ^ 'History of Dane County: Biographical and Genealogical,' vol. 1, Elisha Williams Keyes, Western Historical Association: 1906, Hon. Jonas Swenholt, pg. 870-871

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