Neil H. Swanson (Neil Hermon Swanson)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Neil Hermon Swanson was born on 30 June, 1896, at Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Hermon M. and Eda C. Swanson. Both his father and mother, who married around 1893, were Swedish immigrants that had come to America as children in 1873. His father operated a fuel business in St Paul, Minnesota, that sold wood and coal and later managed a fruit orchard in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

After serving as a company commander in United States Infantry during the First World War, Swanson worked as assistant city editor on a Minneapolis newspaper. Read more...