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  SWOPE: See also James Luther Albert Burrell — Harry M. Clabaugh
  Swope, A. A. — of Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, A. M. — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Kentucky. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 7th Kentucky District, 1879. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, Carrie Morris — of Alderson, Monroe County, W.Va. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1936. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, Edward — of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M. Democrat. New Mexico Democratic state chair, 1925. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, Edwin B. — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Burial location unknown.
  Swope, Felix — of Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, Frank — of Orient, Faulk County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1937-40 (37th District 1937-38, 27th District 1939-40). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, Guy Jacob (1892-1969) — also known as Guy J. Swope — of Pennsylvania. Born in Meckville, Berks County, Pa., December 26, 1892. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1937-39; defeated, 1938 (19th District), 1956 (16th District); Governor of Puerto Rico, 1941. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., July 25, 1969 (age 76 years, 211 days). Interment at Old Klopp's Church Cemetery, Hamlin, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Swope, Henry B. — of Pennsylvania. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1870-74. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, Herbert Bayard (1882-1958) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Sands Point, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in St. Louis, Mo., January 5, 1882. Democrat. Newspaper reporter and editor; received the Pulitzer Prize in 1917 for a series of articles titled "Inside the German Empire"; executive editor, New York World, 1920-29; under his leadership, the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for meritorious public service in 1922, for reporting on the Ku Klux Klan; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932, 1936, 1940; elected (Wet) delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment 1933, but did not serve. English, German, and Jewish ancestry. Died, from pneumonia, following surgery for an intestinal ailment, in Doctors Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 20, 1958 (age 76 years, 166 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Swope and Ida Swope; brother of Gerard B. Swope; married 1912 to Margaret Honeyman Powell.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Swope, Hiram See J. Hiram Swope
  Swope, Homer J. — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Democrat. Postmaster at Quincy, Ill., 1933-44 (acting, 1933-34). Burial location unknown.
  Swope, J. Hiram — of Myerstown, Lebanon County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952, 1956 (alternate). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, John Augustus (1827-1910) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1827. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1884-85, 1885-87. Died in 1910 (age about 83 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Swope, John M. — of Alabama. Whig. Delegate to Whig National Convention from Alabama, 1839. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, John W. — of Kentucky. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Swope, Joseph J. (born c.1897) — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born about 1897. Democrat. Patternmaker; worked for Kaiser-Frazer; candidate for supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1949, 1953. Burial location unknown.
King Swope Swope, King (1893-1961) — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., August 10, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1919-21; defeated, 1920; state court judge in Kentucky, 1931; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1935, 1939; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1944. Disciples of Christ. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Elks. Died in 1961 (age about 67 years). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Swope and Mary Jessie (King) Swope; married, March 22, 1917, to Mary Margaret Richards.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Swope, Lavera — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1952. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, Lee F. — of Dauphin County, Pa. Democrat. Candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 15th District, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Swope, Marian Wall — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Democrat. Acting postmaster at Quincy, Ill., 1944-45. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, Mary D. — of Carrolltown, Cambria County, Pa. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Swope, Samuel Franklin (1809-1865) — of Kentucky. Born in Kentucky, 1809. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1837; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1855-57. Slaveowner. Died in 1865 (age about 56 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Swope, W. B. — of Welch, McDowell County, W.Va. Republican. Mayor of Welch, W.Va., 1961-79. Still living as of 1979.
  Swope, William R. (b. 1878) — of Mound City, Holt County, Mo. Born in Mound City, Holt County, Mo., March 7, 1878. Republican. Farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Holt County, 1913-16. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, February 14, 1906, to Mary E. Minshall.

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