John Rowan

John Rowan

Birth
York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 Jul 1843 (aged 70)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 7909136 · View Source
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US Congressman, US Senator. Born near York, Pennsylvania, he moved with his family as a young boy to Kentucky, where he was educated in local schools. He studied law, and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1795. In 1801 he was involved in a duel where he shot and killed another man, and was later acquitted due to insufficient evidence. He served as Kentucky's Secretary of State from 1804 to 1806, then was elected as a Republican to represent Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1807 to 1809. He then served as an Appeals Court Judge and in the Kentucky State Legislature before being elected as a Senator from Kentucky to the United States Senate in 1824. He served a single term from 1865 to 1831, and was defeated in his attempt to secure re-election by Henry Clay.

Bio by: Tim Crutchfield



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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 26 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7909136
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Rowan (12 Jul 1773–13 Jul 1843), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7909136, citing Rowan Family Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .