John Randolph


Birthday June 2, 1773

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Hopewell, VA

DEATH DATE May 24, 1833 (59)

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Congressman from Virginia who in the House of Representatives at various times between 1799 and 1833. He was the leader of the "Old Republicans", a faction of the early Democratic-Republican Party that was an extreme advocate of states' rights.

Before Fame

He attended college in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.


He lost one term due to opposing the War of 1812 and he was one of the founders of the American Colonization Society in 1816, to send free blacks to a colony in Africa.

Family Life

He is a descendant of Thomas Rolfe and Pocahontas.

Associated With

He was the cousin of Thomas Jefferson.