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Robert PAGE

(1765-1840)

PAGE, Robert, a Representative from Virginia; born at “North End,” Gloucester (now Mathews) County, Va., February 4, 1765; received a liberal education from tutors at home; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., which he left to join the Revolutionary Army, serving as a captain; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Frederick (now Clarke) and adjacent counties; planter; member of the council of state; member of the State house of delegates in 1795; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); resumed former activities; died at “Janeville,” Clarke County, Va., December 8, 1840; interment in Old Chapel Cemetery near Millwood, Clarke (then Frederick) County, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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