Arrangements Set For Longtime Marion County GOP Leader

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(Image courtesy of Flanner Buchanan) John Sweezy - November 14, 1932 - November 21, 2017 (Image courtesy of Flanner Buchanan) John Sweezy - November 14, 1932 - November 21, 2017

Services are set for John Sweezy, who served as chairman of the Marion County Republican Party for nearly three decades. He started in the position in 1972 and was a fixture as a state and national GOP delegate until his retirement in 2000. Sweezy passed away last week at 85.

He became active in politics after graduating college in the mid-1950s and would go on to serve in positions including precinct committeeman, ward chairman, township chairman and district chairman. Sweezy held degrees from Purdue University and Indiana University and was an engineer for Allison Transmission and Indianapolis Power & Light Co. before then-Mayor Richard Lugar named him director of Public Works after the city and county government was streamlined under the Unigov system.

Visitation and funeral services will be held Tuesday at Flanner Buchanan - Washington Park East on the east side of Indianapolis. You can read more about Sweezy's life and career by clicking here.

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