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  • ID: IG343173
  • Name: John FORSYTH
  • RELA: Spouse of 4th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 OCT 1780 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia BET 4 MAR 1813 AND 23 NOV 1818
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Georgia BET 23 NOV 1818 AND 17 FEB 1819
  • Event: Appointed BET 18 MAY 1819 AND 2 MAR 1823 United States Minister to Spain
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia BET 4 MAR 1823 AND 7 NOV 1827
  • Event: Elected Governor of Georgia BET 7 NOV 1827 AND 4 NOV 1829
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Georgia BET 9 NOV 1829 AND 27 JUN 1834
  • Event: Appointed BET 1 JUL 1834 AND 3 MAR 1841 United States Secretary of State
  • Death: 21 OCT 1841 in Washington, D.C.
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic John Forsyth
  • Note:
    FORSYTH, John, a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Fredericksburg, Va., October 22, 1780; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1799; moved to Augusta, Ga.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1802 and commenced practice; elected attorney general of Georgia in 1808; elected as a Democratic Republican to the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Congresses, and served from March 4, 1813, until his resignation, effective November 23, 1818; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Fifteenth Congress); elected to the United States Senate as a Democratic Republican on November 7, 1818, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George M. Troup, and served from November 23, 1818, to February 17, 1819, when he resigned to accept a diplomatic appointment; Minister to Spain 1819-1823; elected to the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1823, until his resignation, effective November 7, 1827; chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses); Governor of Georgia 1827- 1829; again elected to the United States Senate as a Jacksonian to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Macpherson Berrien and served from November 9, 1829, to June 27, 1834, when he resigned to accept a Cabinet portfolio; chairman, Committee on Commerce (Twenty-second Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Twenty-second Congress), Committee on Finance (Twenty-second Congress); appointed Secretary of State by President Andrew Jackson; reappointed by President Martin Van Buren and served from 1834 to 1841; died in Washington, D.C., October 21, 1841; interment in Congressional Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Robert FORSYTHE b: 1754

    Marriage 1 Clara MEIGS b: 18 SEP 1784 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
    • Married: 1801
    Children
    1. Has Children John FORSYTH , Jr. b: 31 OCT 1812 in Augusta, GA

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