The New Administration of the Navy Department
CLAUDE AGUSTUS SWANSON was born at Swansonville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, March 31, 1862. He attended the public schools until he reached the age of sixteen years when he attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute for one year and then held a position as a clerk at Danville, Va., for two years, after which he entered Randolph-Macon College at Ashland, Va., graduating therefrom with the degree of A. B. in 1885.
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