Joseph Buell Swope

Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917

West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770



SWOPE, JOSEPH BUELL. (Republican.) Address:
Welch, West Va. Born on Wolf Creek, Monroe county,
West Virginia, July 1, 1887; educated in the public
schools, the Hinton high school, Capital City Commercial
college, Charleston, and the Valpariaso (Indiana) Uni-
versity; at present is engaged in the newspaper business,
in which work he has had a varied and interesting ex-
perience; elected to the Legislature in 1916 as one of the
representatives from McDowell county; during the ses-
sions of 1917 he received the following committee assign-
ments: Claims and Grievances, Forfeited and Unap-
propriated Lands and State Boundaries.

Submitted by: Valerie Crook