|Thomas Van Swearingen|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Virginia's 2nd district
March 4, 1819 –August 19, 1822
|Preceded by||Edward Colston|
|Succeeded by||James Stephenson|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Jefferson County|
Alongside George Humphreys
|Born||May 5, 1784|
|Died||August 19, 1822 38) (aged|
Thomas Van Swearingen (May 5, 1784 – August 19, 1822) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.
The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber. Together they comprise the legislature of the United States.
Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first English colonial possession established in mainland North America and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2017 is over 8.4 million.
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.
The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district
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