Log In

John Rhea

congressman

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