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In 1978, Swigert ran for the United States Senate from Colorado and was unsuccessful in his first attempt at elective office.
In 1979, Swigert joined the BDM Corporation, a broad-based professional services company as Vice President for Technology Development and directed the Company's Denver operations. He was responsible for the formulation of programs with emphasis on energy, space, environment and transportation.
In 1981, Swigert left BDM to join International Gold and Minerals Limited as Vice President for Financial and Corporate Affairs
In February 1982, Swigert left International Gold and Minerals Limited to initiate his compaign for the U.S. Congress.
On November 2, 1982, Swigert won the new seat for Colorado's Sixth Congressional District receiving 64% of the popular vote.
Swigert died of complications from cancer in Washington December 27, 1982, a week before he would have taken the congressional seat he won in the November 2 election.
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