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John Rhea

John Rhea, Irish congressman. member North Carolina House of Commons, 1785-1790; member North Carolina Convention for ratification United States Constitution; member Tennessee Legislature, 1796, 97; member United States House of Representatives from Tennessee, (Democrat.) 8th-13th, 15th-17th congresses, 1803-1815, 17-23.

Background

  • Rhea, John was born in 1753 in County Donegal, Ireland. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth (McIlwaine) Rhea.

  • Education

    • Graduate Princeton, 1780.

    Career

    • Delegate 1st Tenn.

    Membership

    Member North Carolina House of Commons, 1785-1790. Member North Carolina Convention for ratification United States Constitution. Member Tennessee Legislature, 1796, 97.

    Member United States House of Representatives from Tennessee, (Democrat.) 8th-13th, 15th-17th congresses, 1803-1815, 17-23.

    Connections

    • father: Joseph Rhea
    • mother: Elizabeth (McIlwaine) Rhea
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    Born 1753
    Died March 27, 1832
    (aged 79)
    Nationality