John PAGE, Congress, VA (1743-1808)


PAGE, John, (brother of Mann Page), a Representative from Virginia; born at “Rosewell,” Gloucester County, Va., April 17, 1743; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1763; served under Washington in an expedition against the French and Indians; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1776; lieutenant governor of Virginia 1776-1779; raised a regiment of militia from Gloucester County; colonel in the Revolutionary Army; member of the state house of delegates 1781-1783 and 1785-1788; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First, Second, and Third Congresses and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1797); again a member of the state house of delegates in 1797, 1798, 1800; and 1801; governor of Virginia 1802-1805; appointed United States commissioner of loans for Virginia and held office until his death in Richmond, Va., October 11, 1808; interment in St. John’s Churchyard.


McCord, T.B., Jr. ‘’John Page of Rosewell: Reason, Religion, and Republican Government from the Perspective of a Virginia Planter, 1743-1808.” Ph.D. diss., American University, 1991.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present