Lorenzo De Medici Sweat

Lorenzo De Medici Sweat ( born May 26, 1818 in Parsonsfield, York County, Massachusetts, † July 26, 1898 in Portland, Maine ) was an American politician. Between 1863 and 1865 he represented the state of Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in present-day Maine Lorenzo Sweat attended until 1837 Bowdoin College in Brunswick. After a subsequent law degree from Harvard University and his made ​​in 1841 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession in New Orleans ( Louisiana). After his return to Maine, he settled in Portland. He was 1856-1860 legal representatives of this city. He also held there, some local offices.

Politically, Sweat member of the Democratic Party. In 1862 he sat in the Senate of Maine. In the same year he became the first electoral district of Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1863, the successor of John Noble Goodwin. As he said Republican John Lynch defeated in the following election in 1864, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1865. This was determined by the events of the Civil War.

In 1866, John Sweat applied again unsuccessfully to return to Congress. In 1872 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, was nominated on the Horace Greeley as a joint presidential candidate of his party and the Liberalrepublikaner. There Sweat was elected to the Democratic National Committee, where he served for four years. During 1867 and 1873 he was an American officer for the World Exhibition in Paris and Vienna. Lorenzo Sweat died on July 26, 1898 in Portland.