SWOOPE, William Irvin, (1862 - 1930)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

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 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); chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Sixty-ninth Congress); 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.