John Love (congressman)

John Love († August 17, 1822 in Alexandria, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1807 and 1811 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Neither the birth nor the birthplace of John Love have survived. He received a good education. After a subsequent law degree in 1801 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Alexandria in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. In the years 1805 to 1807 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1806 Love was in the ninth constituency of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Philip R. Thompson on March 4, 1807. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1811 two legislative sessions. Since 1809 he was Chairman of the Committee for the administration of the Federal District District of Columbia. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Love again practiced as a lawyer. From 1816 to 1820 he was a member of the Senate of Virginia. He died on August 17, 1822 in Alexandria.