John Page (Virginia politician)

John Page ( born April 17, 1743 Rosewell, Gloucester County, Virginia; † October 11, 1808 in Richmond, Virginia ) was an American politician and from 1802 to 1805 Governor of Virginia.

Early years and political rise

John Page was born on the family's own Rosewell Plantation. He was the brother of man Page, who was a deputy in the Continental Congress in 1777. John Page attended in Williamsburg until 1763, the College of William & Mary. There he became friends with Thomas Jefferson, who studied with him. In the following years he participated in several Indian campaigns under the command of George Washington part. Page was also a member of the Colonial Government Council of the British colony of Virginia.

Page concurred with the American Revolution. In 1776 he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of Virginia. Between 1776 and 1779 he was vice- governor of Virginia, and thus representative of Governor Patrick Henry. In 1779 he was defeated in the gubernatorial election against his friend Jefferson. Between 1781 and 1783, and again from 1785 to 1788 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Virginia.

Congressman and Governor

Page was a member of, founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. Between 4 March 1789 and 3 March 1797 he represented his country during the first four terms of office of the U.S. House of Representatives. There he stood in opposition to the Federalist Party. Between 1797 and 1801, he was again a member of parliament of Virginia. In 1802 he was elected governor of Virginia. After he was confirmed in the following years, each in his office, he could exercise it between 1 December 1802 and 7 December 1805.

Further CV

After the end of his governorship Page was appointed by President Jefferson to the Federal Commissioner ( Commissioner of Loans ) for the management of federal loans in the State of Virginia. This office he retained until his death in 1808. John Page was married twice and had a total of 20 children.