John Jones Roane Edit Profile
After completing preparatory studies, Roane attended Rumford Academy in King William County, Virginia and later Princeton College in New Jersey, but did not graduate.
This article is about the Virginia congressman and clerk. John Jones Roane (October 31, 1794 – December 18, 1869) was a nineteenth-century clerk and congressman from Virginia. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and served as a private in the Fourth Regiment of the Virginia Militia during the War of 1812.
Roane was a clerk in the United States Patent Office from 1836 to 1851 and a special agent for the United States Treasury Department from 1855 to 1867. He died in Washington D.C. on December 18, 1869 and was interred there at Glenwood Cemetery.
He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1820 to 1823 and was later elected a Jacksonian to the United States House of Representatives in 1830, succeeding his father, serving from 1831 to 1833.