John Love (congressman)

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John Love (17?? – August 17, 1822) was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Virginia.


Growing up, Love pursued an academic course and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commencing practice in Alexandria, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1805 to 1807 and from there was elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1806, serving from 1807 to 1811. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia from 1809 to 1811. Afterwards, he was a member of the Virginia State Senate from 1816 to 1820 and resumed practicing law. He died in Alexandria, Virginia on August 17, 1822.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Philip R. Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1811
Succeeded by
Aylett Hawes

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website