Henry Swearingen

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Henry Swearingen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th district
In office
December 3, 1838 – March 4, 1841
Preceded byDaniel Kilgore
Succeeded bySamuel Stokely
Personal details
Bornabout 1792
Virginia Panhandle
at sea
Political partyDemocratic

Henry Swearingen (c.1792–1849) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in the Panhandle of Virginia, Swearingen moved to Ohio and settled near Steubenville. He served as Sheriff of Jefferson County, Ohio during 1824–1828 and 1830–1832.

Swearingen was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Kilgore. He was reelected to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from December 3, 1838, to March 4, 1841. He died on board ship while en route to his home from the State of California and was buried at sea.


  • United States Congress. "Henry Swearingen (id: S001099)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel Kilgore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel Stokely