|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 4th district
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
|Preceded by||David Holmes|
|Succeeded by||William McCoy|
|Resting place||Staunton, 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.
- United States Congress. "Jacob Swoope (id: S001125)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Jacob Swoope at Find a Grave
- Jacob Swoope at The Political Graveyard
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