| Edward Colston|
| U.S. representative|
August 19, 1822
| May 5, 1784
Shepherdstown, Virginia (1784-05-05) |
August 19, 1822, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States
Thomas Van Swearingen Wikipedia
Thomas Van Swearingen (May 5, 1784 – August 19, 1822) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.
Born near Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia), Van Swearingen attended the common schools. He served as member of the State House of Delegates 1814–1816.
Van Swearingen was elected to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1819, until his death in Shepherdstown, Virginia, August 19, 1822. He was interred in Elmwood Cemetery.
He was the third cousin of U.S Representative Henry D. Swearingen of Ohio.1819; Van Swearingen was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 55.71% of the vote, defeating fellow Federalist Edward Colston.
1821; Van Swearingen was re-elected with 83.21% of the vote, defeating Independent Robert Bailey.