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William Henry ROANE

(1787-1845)
Senate Years of Service:
1837-1841
Party:
Democrat

ROANE, William Henry, (grandson of Patrick Henry), a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born in Virginia, September 17, 1787; completed preparatory studies; member, State house of delegates 1812-1815; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination; member of the executive council of Virginia; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Richard E. Parker and served from March 14, 1837, to March 3, 1841; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Twenty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1841; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Tree Hill, near Richmond, Va., May 11, 1845; interment in the private cemetery of the Lyons family in Hanover County, Va.

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

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