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Encyclopedia > John Page (Virginia politician)
John Page
John Page

John Page (April 17, 1744October 11, 1808) was a figure in early United States history. He served in the U.S. Congress and as Governor of Virginia. April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... // Events The third French and Indian War, known as King Georges War, breaks out at Port Royal, Nova Scotia The First Saudi State founded by Mohammed Ibn Saud Prague occupied by Prussian armies Ongoing events War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) Births January 10 - Thomas Mifflin, fifth President... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... Tim Kaine, the current Governor The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ...



Page was born and lived at Rosewell Plantation in Gloucester County. His great grandfather was Colonel John Page (1628-1692), an English merchant from Middlesex who emigrated to Virginia with his wife Alice Lucken Page and settled in Middle Plantation. He was the brother of Mann Page III. Gloucester County is an historical Chesapeake county located on the Middle Peninsula of the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Middlesex as a traditional county. ... Colonial Williamsburg is the historic district of the independent city of Williamsburg, Virginia. ...


John Page was graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1763, where he was a friend and the closest college classmate of Thomas Jefferson, having exchanged a great deal of correspondence. He then served under George Washington in an expedition during the French and Indian War. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1776. He also served during the American Revolutionary War as an officer in the Virginia state militia, raising a regiment from Gloucester County and supplementing it with personal funds. During that war, he attained the rank of colonel. The College of William and Mary (also known as William and Mary or W&M) is a small, selective, coeducational public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. ... This article is becoming very long. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ... Combatants France native allies: * Algonquin * Huron Great Britain native allies: * Iroquois Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) The French and Indian War was the nine year North American chapter of the Seven Years War. ... The Virginia Conventions were a series of five political meetings in the state of Virginia in response to British colonial rule. ... Year 1776 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Dutch Republic, Spain, American Indians Kingdom of Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, American Indians Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene, Bernardo de Gálvez Sir William Howe, Sir Henry Clinton, Lord Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the...


Page was also involved in politics. He became the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and served 1776-1779. He was then a member of the Virginia House of Delegates 1781-1783 and 1785-1788. Page was elected to the First United States Congress and reelected to the Second and Third, and to the Fourth as a Republican. Overall, he was Congressman from March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1797. The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... // Major events and legislation Senate and House of Representatives first convene (without quorum) in New York City, March 4, 1789 representing eleven States: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia House first met with quorum to elect first Speaker, April 1... Dates of Sessions 1791-1793 The first session of this Congress took place in Philadelphia from October 24, 1791 to May 9, 1792. ... Dates of Sessions 1793-1795 The first session of this Congress took place in Philadelphia from December 2, 1793 to June 9, 1794. ... Dates of Sessions 1795-1797 The first session of this Congress took place in Philadelphia from December 7, 1795 to June 1, 1796. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


After his terms in Congress, he was again a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1797, 1798, 1800, and 1801. He became the Governor of Virginia in 1802 and served to 1805. After being governor, he was appointed United States commissioner of loans for Virginia and held office until his death in Richmond, Virginia on October 11, 1808. Tim Kaine, the current Governor The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... --69. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: The River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


He was interred in St. John's Churchyard in Richmond. Saint Johns Church on a winter day. ...


Governor Page was quoted by George W. Bush in his inaugural address in 2001: "We know the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong. Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?" George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Remains of Page's Plantation, Rosewell, burned in 1916
Remains of Page's Plantation, Rosewell, burned in 1916

Legacy

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. First Families of Virginia is an informal association of people who can trace their ancestry to the original Virginian colonists from England who landed at Jamestown in 1607. ... Thomas Nelson Page (b. ... The Virginian Railway (AAR reporting mark VGN) was a Class I railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. ... William Nelson Page (January 6, 1854–March 7, 1932), was a United States civil engineer, entrepreneur, capitalist, businessman, and industrialist. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...


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Preceded by
(none)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1789March 3, 1793
Succeeded by
Abraham B. Venable
Preceded by
(none)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1793March 3, 1797 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Thomas Evans
Preceded by
James Monroe
Governor of Virginia
18021805
Succeeded by
William H. Cabell

 
 

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