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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesVirginia

Jacob SWOOPE

(1832)

SWOOPE, Jacob, a Representative from Virginia; born in Philadelphia, Pa., birth date unknown; attended the common schools; moved to Staunton, Va., in 1789 and engaged in the mercantile business; held several local offices; elected the first mayor of Staunton under the new charter of 1801; reelected in 1804; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1810; died in Staunton, Va., in 1832; interment in Trinity Episcopal Churchyard.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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