Term of Office: 1/28/1919 to 1/3/1921
Occupation: Engaged in the Practice of Law/Associated with Lauderdale Co., Pioneer Realty Firm
Erling Swenson was originally listed as the winner of the 1918 election by 66 votes. Henry W. Lauderdale contested the election results and a recount occurred. The recount showed that Lauderdale had won by 40 votes. Swenson then contested the election related to charges that Lauderdale had violated the Corrupt Practices Act including charges of paying for votes. After examining the evidence, the House ruled that Lauderdale was entitled to the seat.