Pat Swin­dall, 67, for­mer Ge­or­gia con­gress­man

Boston Herald - - OBITUARIES -

A for­mer con­gress­man who was a Repub­li­can trail­blazer in Ge­or­gia pol­i­tics be­fore his ca­reer was de­railed by a per­jury con­vic­tion has died at age 67.

Pat Swin­dall died Tues­day. Mr. Swin­dall’s for­mer cam­paign man­ager and chief of staff, Robb Austin, con­firmed his death yes­ter­day to The As­so­ci­ated Press.

A Repub­li­can from At­lanta’s eastern sub­urbs, Mr. Swin­dall served two terms in Con­gress from 1985 to 1989. When Mr. Swin­dall was elected in 1984, Newt Gin­grich was the only other Ge­or­gia Repub­li­can serv­ing in the U.S. House.

Mr. Swin­dall was con­victed in 1989 of ly­ing to a fed­eral grand jury about a loan for con­struc­tion on his lux­ury Stone Moun­tain home he ne­go­ti­ated with an un­der­cover agent pos­ing as a drug­money laun­derer.

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