Clopton, John. To the people of the Congressional district, composed of the counties of Hanover, Henrico, Charles City, New Kent, and city of Richmond. [Washington?: N.p., 1812].
CLOPTON, John, a Representative from Virginia; born in St. Peter's parish, near Tunstall, New Kent County, Va., February 7, 1756; was graduated from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1776; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; served as first lieutenant and as captain in the Revolutionary War; wounded at the Battle of Brandywine; member of the Virginia house of delegates 1789-1791; elected as a Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1799); member of the Virginia privy council 1799-1801; elected to the Seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1801, until his death near Tunstall, Va., September 11, 1816; chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Tenth Congress); interment in the family burying ground on his plantation.[ Top ]