PAGE, John, (brother of Mann Page),
a Representative from Virginia; born at Rosewell, Gloucester County, Va., April
17, 1743; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1763; served
under Washington in an expedition against the French and Indians; delegate to the state constitutional
convention in 1776; lieutenant governor of Virginia 1776-1779; raised a regiment of militia from
Gloucester County; colonel in the Revolutionary Army; member of the state house of delegates
1781-1783 and 1785-1788; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First, Second, and
Third Congresses and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3,
1797); again a member of the state house of delegates in 1797, 1798, 1800; and 1801; governor of
Virginia 1802-1805; appointed United States commissioner of loans for Virginia and held office until
his death in Richmond, Va., October 11, 1808; interment in St. John's Churchyard.
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diss., American University, 1991.