John D. Sweeney

Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917

West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770



SWEENEY, JOHN D. (Democrat.) Address: Wil-
liamstown, West Va. Born February 9, 1860, at Alma,
Tyler county; educated in the public schools and at the
West Virginia University, graduating in the class of 1885,
with degrees of B. S. and M. S.; eight years a member of
State Board of Examiners for teachers; assistant prin-
cipal and for six years principal of Concord State Normal;
state senator 1887-1891; engaged now in the oil business;
elected to the House from Wood county in 1916; com-
mittee assignments, 1917: Education (Chairman); Claims
and Grievances, Printing and Contingent Expenses,
Counties, Districts and Municipal Corporations.

Submitted by: Valerie Crook