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  • "I always knew I was going to be enlightened by Uncle JD..."
    - Leslie Swinson Gough
  • "Sheriff J.D. Swinson was a superb public servant on behalf..."
    - Jerry Gough
  • "Charlotte and Carl, warm thoughts to you and your family. ..."
  • "One of the great gentlemen of the 20th and 21st centuries. ..."
    - Lorna Gladstone
  • "What a great neighbor. We last saw Sheriff Swinson at our..."
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A longtime resident of Fairfax County, passed away on June 16, 2013 surrounded by his family. His wife of 45 years, Nancy Cochrane Swinson predeceased him in 1986 and a son, Daniel, predeceased him in 1983. He is survived by James D. (Evelyn) of Lakeland, FL; Harriet S. Stevens (Edward) of Dennis MA; Clyde J. (Rebecca) of Vienna, VA and Charlotte S. Peed (Carl) of Oak Hill, VA and 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. For the past 18 years he lived with the Peed family in Oak Hill, VA. He served as Sheriff of Fairfax County from 1964-1980. From 1930 to 1960 he served in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. During his service in the Corps he held every rank from Private to Lt. Colonel. He was an ardent supporter of the Marine Corps Museum and a Lifetime member of the Fairfax County Salvation Army Advisory Board. Visitation and services will be held at a later date with burial planned at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation 3800 Fettler Park Drive, Suite 104, Dumfries, VA 22025 www.marineheritage.org or the Salvation Army, Fairfax County, PO Box 125, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-0125. For information and condolences visit

Published in The Washington Post from June 18 to June 20, 2013
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