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VAN SWEARINGEN, Thomas, a Representative from Virginia; born near Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Va. (now West Virginia), May 5, 1784; attended the common schools; member of the State house of delegates 1814-1816; elected to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1819, until his death in Shepherdstown, Va., August 19, 1822; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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