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John Page

Member From: 1781 - 1801

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  • Birth Date: April 28, 1743 Birth Place:Rosewell, Gloucester County, Virginia
  • Death Date: October 11, 1808
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian, English
  • Spouse: Margaret Lowther
  • Children:
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  • Education: Entered William & Mary in 1756, returned to school in 1761-1763 after the French and Indian War.
  • Military Service: Served under Washington in the French and Indian War, participating in the 1758 attack on Fort Duquesne;
    During the American Revolution he raised a regiment in Gloucester which he supplemented with personal funds. He served as a Colonel in the state militia
  • Occupation/Profession:
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Lt. Governor of Virginia - 1776 - 1779
    U. S. Representative to Congress - Was one of the first 10 Virginians elected to the US House of Representatives. Beginning March 4, 1789 and serving in the First, Second, Third and Fourth Congresses.
    Governor of Virginia - 12/1/1802 - 12/7/1805
    President of the Governor’s Council; Member of W&M Board of Visitors
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1781-1782 Gloucester Propositions and Grievances (Chair)
Privileges and Elections
1782 Gloucester Courts of Justice
1785-1786 Gloucester Commerce
Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Greivances
1786-1787 Gloucester
1788 Gloucester Commerce (Chair)
Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
1797-1798 Gloucester Religion (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
1800-1801 Gloucester Democratic-Republican Propositions and Grievances (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections

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