Alfred Swenson

(1906 - 1964)

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Alfred Swenson
1906 - 1964
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July 18, 1906
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November 1964
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Alfred Swenson was born on July 18, 1906. He died in November 1964 at 58 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Alfred Swenson died in November 1964 at age 58. He was born on July 18, 1906. We are unaware of information about Alfred's surviving family.

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In 1906, in the year that Alfred Swenson was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1910, by the time he was just 4 years old, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1931, when he was 25 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1952, he was 46 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1964, in the year of Alfred Swenson's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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c. 1876 - May 29, 1899 1876 - 1899
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Dec 22, 1920 - May 16, 1993 1920 - 1993

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Feb 22, 1887 - April 1971 1887 - 1971
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Jun 3, 1915 - September 1983 1915 - 1983
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Apr 15, 1892 - Dec 15, 1968 1892 - 1968
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Dec 3, 1890 - Jun 12, 1988 1890 - 1988
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Dec 19, 1896 - October 1991 1896 - 1991
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Nov 12, 1920 - November 1968 1920 - 1968
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Jul 12, 1919 - January 1978 1919 - 1978
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Jul 26, 1918 - Sep 29, 2006 1918 - 2006
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Nov 23, 1900 - November 1966 1900 - 1966
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Oct 3, 1916 - Jan 5, 2010 1916 - 2010
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Sep 25, 1927 - Dec 30, 2002 1927 - 2002
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