Hungarian landed proprietor, and member of the Hungarian Upper House; born at Csongrad in 1829; educated at the real-school of Budapest. In 1846 he began to devote himself to agriculture, but two years later he took part, as lieutenant and adjutant under Colonel Bem, in the Hungarian struggle for liberty. On the restoration of peace Sváb resumed his agricultural pursuits, and was active in the founding of agricultural societies in the counties of Bekes and Torontal. From 1875 to 1885 he sat in the Hungarian Parliament as a member for the district of Török-Kanizsa, and in 1885 King Francis Joseph I. made him a life member of the Hungarian Upper House. Sváb is president of the Ungarisch-Israelitischer Landes-Stipendien-Verein.
- Sturm, Országgyülési Almanach, 1901-5.