John J. Roane

John Jones Roane ( born October 31, 1794 Essex County, Virginia; † December 18, 1869 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1831 and 1833 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John J. Roane was the son of Congressman John Roane ( 1766-1838 ). He attended the common schools and the Rumford Academy in King William County. Then he began to study at Princeton College, but which he did not finish. Subsequently, he worked in agriculture. During the British - American War of 1812 he was a soldier in the Virginia militia. At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1820 and 1823 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the later U.S. President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this.

In the congressional elections of 1830 Roane was elected the twelfth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he succeeded his father on March 4, 1831. Until March 3, 1833, he was able to complete a term in Congress. Since the inauguration of President Jackson in 1829, was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

Between 1836 and 1851 John Roane worked for the Federal Patent Office; 1855 to 1867 he worked for the U.S. Treasury. He died on 18 December 1869 in the German capital Washington.