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By Lawrence M. Glazer

Few buyers keep in mind John Swainson. As a teenage soldier he misplaced either legs in a WWII landmine explosion. again within the usa, following a meteoric political upward thrust within the Michigan country Senate, Swainson was once elected as Michigan's youngest governor when you consider that Stevens T. Mason.

     In 1970 Swainson was once elected to the Michigan ideal court docket, changing into one of many few public officers to have served within the legislative, govt, and judicial branches of nation govt. Then, in 1957, he was once indicted on federal fees of bribery and perjury, and convicted of mendacity to a federal grand jury. pressured to depart the nation splendid court docket and disbarred from practising legislations, he turned a pariah, sinking into melancholy and alcoholism. He almost disappeared from public view.

     Lawrence M. Glazer re-examines the FBI's research of Swainson and delves into his 1975 trial intimately. He finds new details from eye-witnesses who by no means testified and, in a poignant coda, relates the little-known tale of Swainson's rehabilitation and go back to public lifestyles as a historian.

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