John B. Forester

John B. Forester (* 1785 in McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, August 31, 1845 † ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1837 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The sources give about the life of John B. Forester little information rate; his date of birth is unknown. He received only a limited primary education. Later he won law school and work after qualifying as a lawyer in this profession. Politically Forester was initially a supporter of President Andrew Jackson and was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1832 he was in the fifth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Hall on March 4, 1833. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1837 two legislative sessions. These were determined by the discussions about the policy of President Jackson. It was about the implementation of the controversial Indian Removal Act, which Nullifikationskrise with the State of South Carolina and banking policy of the President. Even John Forester, who had been elected in 1832 still as Jacksonians in Congress moved on during his tenure with the opposition and was re-elected in 1834 as the candidate of the National Republican Party.

He died on August 31, 1845; his place of death is also unknown.