was born in the year 1884 to Isaiah Sweeting and Elizabeth Hart
of Harbour Island, Bahamas. He attended the Boys Central School
where he showed a keen interest in the sciences. After completing
Boys Central School he entered the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.
A. where he pursued a course leading to the degree in Dental Surgery.
Here he demonstrated his mental prowess graduating with honours.
It might have been while he was at university that he met Clara
Mae Brunner whom he married. But his love for the out doors and
his dislike of a cloistered office compelled him to give up his
practice after five years. For several years he operated the New
York House which was situated on the northeast corner of Bay and
East Street. His interest in business won him recognition in the
larger world, and he was soon appointed local representative for
several well know companies in Great Britain and the United States
served as a member of the House of Assembly from 1910-1917 representing
the Eastern District. In 1918 he was elected to represent the island
of Abaco. He served as a board member for the Board of Agriculture
and Marine Products from 1918-1919. In 1919 he was invited to serve
on the Board of Education (now Ministry of Education). This was
a very happy occasion for him.
was always a strong advocate of Education and now he was in dual
position as a member of the House of Assembly and a member of the
Board of Education. In this position he vigorously pressed for improved
and advanced education for his country.