Robert Page (Virginia politician)

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Robert Page
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801
Preceded byDaniel Morgan
Succeeded byJohn Smith
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Frederick County
In office
1795
Alongside Archibald Magill
Personal details
Born(1765-02-04)February 4, 1765
Gloucester County, Virginia Colony, British America
DiedDecember 8, 1840(1840-12-08) (aged 75)
Clarke County, Virginia, U.S.
Resting placeMillwood, Virginia
Political partyFederalist
Professionplanter, lawyer

Robert Page (February 4, 1765 – December 8, 1840) was a United States Representative from Virginia.

Biography[edit]

Born at North End, Gloucester County (now Mathews County) in the Colony of Virginia, he received a liberal education from tutors at home. He attended the College of William and Mary, which he left to join the War of Independence, serving as a captain in the Virginia militia. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Frederick County (now Clarke County) and adjacent counties. He was a planter and a member of the council of state, and was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1795.

Page was elected as a Federalist, defeating Democratic-Republican John Smith, to the Sixth Congress, serving from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1801. He resumed former activities and died at Janeville, in Clarke County. Interment was in Old Chapel Cemetery near Millwood.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Robert Page (id: P000021)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel Morgan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st congressional district

1799–1801
Succeeded by
John Smith