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John Randolph

John Randolph, American senator, congressman, diplomat.

Background

  • Randolph, John was born on June 2, 1773 in Cawsons, Prince George County, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Frances (Bland) Randolph.

  • Education

    • Attended College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1787-1788, Columbia, 1788-1789, College William and Mary, 1792-1793.

    Career

    • Manager unsuccessful impeachment proceedings against Justice Samuel Chase, 1804. Minister to Russia, 1830-1831.

    Membership

    Member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 6th-12th, 14th, 16th-18th, 20th congresses, 1799-1813, 15-17, 19-25, 27-29. Jeffersonian leader House of Representatives, 1800-1805, chairman ways and means committee, 1800-1807, supervised passage of the Louisiana Purchase. Member United States Senate from Virginia, 1825-1829.

    Member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829-1830.

    Connections

    • father: John Randolph
    • mother: Frances (Bland) Randolph
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    Born June 2, 1773
    Died May 24, 1833
    (aged 59)
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