PAGE, John

1743–1808

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 2 letters.

College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library

Williamsburg, PA
Papers: At least 25 letters (1789-1794) in the Tucker Coleman papers.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1 letter (August 3, 1776) in the Alfred Berol collection. Finding aid in repository.

Duke University Library

Durham, NC
Papers: 27 items in U.S. Representatives' papers, 1772-1946. 688 items. Card index in library.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1777. 1 letter.
Papers: In Thomas Tudor Tucker papers, 1791-1824. 70 items. In part transcripts. Chiefly correspondence between the two concerning state and national political problems.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1776-1804. 9 items. Official papers and correspondence. Finding aid in repository.

Virginia State Library and Archives
Archives Branch

Richmond, VA
Papers: Gubernatorial papers (1803-1805), ca. 2 feet; executive letter book (1803-1807).
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Bibliography / Further Reading

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.

Page, John. An address to the citizens of the district of York, in Virginia. [Philadelphia?: N.p., 1797?]

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