U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. The son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduated from Hampden-Sydney College Virginia, in 1786, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1794 and commenced to practice law in Richmond, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, (1801-03), elected as a Democratic Republican to the Eighth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving (1803-11). In 1813, he was elected as a Democratic Republican to the Thirteenth Congress, serving until 1815. In 1817, he was elected to the United States Senate, serving until 1819, when he resigned because of ill health. He then retired to his estate, until his death at age 50.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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