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 John Dawson

John Dawson

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 31 Mar 1814 (aged 51–52)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Range 30, Site 11
Memorial ID 6984161 · View Source
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U.S. Continental Congressman, U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Harvard University in 1782, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates (1786-89) and served as a member of the Continental Congress in 1788, which ratified the Federal Constitution. In 1797, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifth Congress and to the next eight succeeding Congresses, serving until his death at age 52. While in office, he was the bearer of dispatches from President John Adams to the Government of France, in 1801 and served as aide to Generals Jacob Brown and Andrew Jackson, in the War of 1812.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 3 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6984161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Dawson (1762–31 Mar 1814), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6984161, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .