Swanson, Dick L., 1935-

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Raised in rural Illinois, Dick Swanson (b. 1935) worked on his uncle's weekly newspapers as a child. He graduated from the University of Illinois, then worked as staff photographer for the Davenport Democrat and the Des Moines Register. In 1966 Swanson went to Vietnam on assignment for Life Magazine.

Swanson continued with Life as White House photographer until 1972. He has photographed for Time, People, Money, Fortune, National Geographic, the Washington Post, and Newsweek.

From the description of Swanson, Dick L., photographic archive, 1959-1994. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38947821

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associatedWith Bush, George, 1924- person
associatedWith Carter, Jimmy, 1924- person
associatedWith Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993 person
associatedWith Dole, Robert J., 1923- person
associatedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 person
associatedWith Hinckley, John W. person
associatedWith Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996 person
associatedWith Kirkpatrick, Jeane J. person
associatedWith Kissinger, Henry, 1923- person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
associatedWith United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
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Cuttyhunk Island (Mass.)
West Pakistan (Pakistan)
El Salvador
Washington (D.C.)
Canaveral, Cape (Fla. : Cape)
United States
South Africa
Hmong (Asian people)--Pictorial works
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Pictorial works
Politicians--Pictorial works
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)--Photographs
Cambodian--Vietnamese Conflict, 1977-1991--Pictorial works
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981--Pictorial works


Birth 1935

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