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Pius L. Schwert

American politician and baseball catcher

Died when: 48 years 109 days (579 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Pius L. Schwert

Pius Louis Schwert (November 22, 1892 – March 11, 1941) was an American politician and professional baseball player.He played for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York's 42nd congressional district.

Schwert was from Angola, New York.He attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and played college baseball for the Penn Quakers as a catcher.

He signed with the Yankees and played for them in the 1914 and 1915 seasons.He then continued his career in the minor leagues.

Meanwhile, he opened a grocery store in his hometown of Angola, New York, served in the United States Navy, and became president of the Bank of Angola.

A member of the Democratic Party, Schwert was elected county clerk of Erie County in 1933 and reelected in 1936.He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1938 and reelected in 1940.

Schwert died following a heart attack as he was giving a speech on March 11, 1941.

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