John Heath (politician)

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John Heath
Member of the Virginia Privy Council
In office
December 30, 1803 – October 13, 1810
GovernorJohn Page
William H. Cabell
John Tyler, Sr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1797
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byWalter Jones
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Lancaster County
In office
In office
Personal details
Born(1758-05-08)May 8, 1758
Wicomico Parish, Virginia Colony, British America
DiedOctober 13, 1810(1810-10-13) (aged 52)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican (1795-onward)
Anti-Administration (1793-1795)
Alma materCollege of William and Mary
Occupationlawyer, politician

John Heath (May 8, 1758 – October 13, 1810) was an American lawyer and politician from Northumberland County, Virginia. He represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1793 to 1797.[1] Heath was one of the students at William and Mary who organized the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity in 1776, and served as its first president.[2][3]

The town of Heathsville, Virginia, the county seat of Northumberland County, is named for him.


  1. ^ Horton, Sid (November 11, 2009). What Do You Think, Papa?. Dorrance Publishing. ISBN 9781434995810.
  2. ^ Society, Phi Beta Kappa. "PBK_History". Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "Phi Beta Kappa". Retrieved June 22, 2017.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Position established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 19th congressional district

1793 – 1797
Succeeded by