Jacob Swoope

Jacob Swoope (* 1770 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, † 1832 in Staunton, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1809 and 1811 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jacob Swoope attended the public schools of his home. In 1789 he moved to Staunton, Virginia, where he worked in the trade. He subsequently held a number of local offices in his new home. In 1801 he was elected mayor of Staunton and confirmed three years later in this post. He was a member of the Federalist Party.

In the congressional elections of 1808 Swoope in the third electoral district of Virginia was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of David Holmes on March 4, 1809. Since he resigned in 1810 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1811. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Jacob Swoope is no longer politically have appeared. He died in 1832 in Staunton.