Robert Page (Virginia politician)

Robert Page (* February 4, 1765 in Gloucester County, Virginia; † December 8, 1840 in Clarke County, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1799 and 1801 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in what is now Mathews County Robert Page initially received a private education and then attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. This training later he broke off to take part as a captain in the War of Independence. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his home in this profession. He was also a planter. Page also suggested in Virginia also a political career. He was a member of the State Council and in 1795 the House of Representatives from Virginia. Around this time he joined the then founded by Alexander Hamilton Federalist Party.

In the congressional elections of 1798 Page was elected in the first district of Virginia in the time which meets even in Philadelphia U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of Daniel Morgan on March 4, 1799. Until March 3, 1801, he completed only one term in Congress. During this time, the new federal capital of Washington DC was related. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Robert Page operated again as a lawyer and planter. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on 8 December 1840 on the estate Janet Ville in Clarke County.