John Roane


John 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.

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. 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.

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* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/roads-robberson.html#R9M0JAYYZ John Roane] at The Political Graveyard


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