John Roane

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For the Arkansas governor, see John Selden Roane.
This article is about the Virginia politician. For his son, see John J. Roane.

John Roane (February 9, 1766 – November 15, 1838) was an eighteenth and nineteenth century politician from Virginia. He was the father of congressman John J. Roane.

Biography[edit]

Born at "Uppowac" in King William County, Virginia, Roane pursued in preparatory studies as a young man. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1788 to 1790 and again in 1792 and was a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1788.

He was chosen as an elector for the 1789 election from King & Queen District.[1] That District consisted of Caroline County, Essex County, Hanover County, King and Queen County and King William County, which cover the area between Richmond and the Rappahannock River.[2] All of the 10 electors from Virginia who voted cast one of their two votes for George Washington. 5 of them cast their other vote for John Adams. 3 cast theirs for George Clinton. 1 cast his for John Hancock. 1 cast his for John Jay.[3] Roane was one of three Clinton Electors chosen [4]

Roane was later elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1808, serving from 1809 to 1815. He engaged in agricultural pursuits before returning to the House in 1827, again as a Democratic-Republican and later a Jacksonian, serving until 1831 when he was succeeded by his son John J. Roane. He came back a third time in 1835, serving again until 1837. Roane died on November 15, 1838 at "Uppowac" and was interred at the family cemetery in Rumford, Virginia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Documentary history of the first Federal elections, 1788-1790, by Gordon DenBoer, Volume 2, page 303
  2. ^ http://elections.lib.tufts.edu/aas_portal/view-election.xq?id=MS115.002.VA.1789.00025
  3. ^ The Documentary history of the first Federal elections, 1788-1790, by Gordon DenBoer, Volume 2, pages 304-5
  4. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=180432

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James M. Garnett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1813
Succeeded by
John Dawson
Preceded by
Burwell Bassett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1813 – March 4, 1815 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
William H. Roane
Preceded by
Robert S. Garnett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1827 – March 4, 1831 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John J. Roane
Preceded by
William P. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1837
Succeeded by
Robert M.T. Hunter

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.