Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Swoope, William Irvin

Swoope, William Irvin (nephew of John Patton), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., October 3, 1862; attended the public schools, Hill School, Pottstown, Pa., and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; was graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1886; was admitted to the bar December 6, 1886, and practiced law in Minnesota, Nebraska, and also at Bellefonte, Pa., where he was elected burgess; returned to Clearfield, Pa., in 1892 and continued the practice of law; county chairman and district attorney for Clearfield County 1901-1907; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1916; deputy attorney general for Pennsylvania 1919-1923; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1927); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1926; resumed the practice of law in Clearfield, Pa., until his death there October 9, 1930; interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Swoope, William Irvin," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1889 Original Sources, accessed August 17, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q89HLLAQP2MC5LW.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Swoope, William Irvin." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1889, Original Sources. 17 Aug. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q89HLLAQP2MC5LW.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Swoope, William Irvin' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1889. Original Sources, retrieved 17 August 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q89HLLAQP2MC5LW.