Jacob Swoope

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Jacob Swoope
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
Preceded by David Holmes
Succeeded by William McCoy
Personal details
Born Unknown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died 1832
Staunton, Virginia
Resting place Staunton, Virginia
Political party Federalist

Jacob Swoope (ca. 1770 – 1832) was an eighteenth and nineteenth century politician from Virginia.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Swoope attended the common schools as a child. He moved to Staunton, Virginia in 1789 and held several local offices before being elected the first mayor of Staunton under the new charter of 1801. He was reelected mayor in 1804 before being elected a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives in 1808, serving from 1809 to 1811 having defeated Democratic-Republican Daniel Smith. Swoope died in Staunton in 1832 and was interred there in Trinity Episcopal Churchyard.

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Preceded by
David Holmes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th congressional district

1809 – 1811
Succeeded by
William McCoy