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Thomas Van Swearingen

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Preceded by  Edward Colston
Succeeded by  James Stephenson
Political party  Federalist Party

Role  U.S. representative
Name  Thomas Swearingen
Resigned  August 19, 1822
Born  May 5, 1784 Shepherdstown, Virginia (1784-05-05)
Died  August 19, 1822, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States

[Wikipedia] Thomas Van Swearingen

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.

Electoral history

  • 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.
  • References

    Thomas Van Swearingen Wikipedia

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