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This article is about the Virginia politician. For his son, see John J. Roane.

John Roane (February 9, 1766 – November 15, 1838) was an eighteenth and nineteenth century politician from Virginia. He was the father of congressman John J. Roane.


Born at "Uppowac" in King William County, Virginia, Roane pursued in preparatory studies as a young man. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1788 to 1790 and again in 1792 and was a delegate to the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1788.

He was chosen as an elector for the 1789 election from King & Queen District.[1] All of the 10 electors from Virginia who voted cast one of their two votes for George Washington. 5 of them cast their other vote for John Adams. 3 cast theirs for George Clinton. 1 cast his for John Hancock. 1 cast his for John Jay.[2] Roane was one of three Clinton Electors chosen [3]

Roane was later elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1808, serving from 1809 to 1815. He engaged in agricultural pursuits before returning to the House in 1827, again as a Democratic-Republican and later a Jacksonian, serving until 1831 when he was succeeded by his son John J. Roane. He was elected to his second Convention at the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830.

He returned to the Congress a third time in 1835, serving again until 1837. Roane died on November 15, 1838 at "Uppowac" and was interred at the family cemetery in Rumford, Virginia.


  1. ^ The Documentary history of the first Federal elections, 1788-1790, by Gordon DenBoer, Volume 2, page 303
  2. ^ The Documentary history of the first Federal elections, 1788-1790, by Gordon DenBoer, Volume 2, pages 304-5
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - VA US President Race - Jan 07, 1789". Retrieved 8 November 2015.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James M. Garnett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1813
Succeeded by
John Dawson
Preceded by
Burwell Bassett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
William H. Roane
Preceded by
Robert S. Garnett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John J. Roane
Preceded by
William P. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Succeeded by
Robert M.T. Hunter

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

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