William Henry Roane, Sr. (1787 - 1845)

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Birthplace: [object Object], VA, USA
Death: Died in Tree Hill, Virginia
Occupation: US Senator
Managed by: Patsy Grace Fischer
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About William Henry Roane, Sr.


William Henry Roane (September 17, 1787 – May 11, 1845) was a politician from Virginia. He was the son of Judge Spencer Roane and the grandson of founding father Patrick Henry.

Born in Virginia, Roane pursued in preparatory studies as a young man. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1812 to 1815 and was later elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1814, serving from 1815 to 1817. Roane was not a candidate for reelection and instead became a member of the executive council of Virginia. He was later elected a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy, serving from 1837 to 1841. Their, he was chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia from 1837 to 1839. After being unsuccessful for reelection, Roane engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death on May 11, 1845 in Tree Hill, Virginia. He was interred at Lyons Family Cemetery in Hanover County, Virginia.

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William H. Roane, Sr,, U.S. Senator's Timeline

September 17, 1787
[object Object], VA, USA
Age 19
Age 20
May 6, 1809
Age 21
Henrico, Henrico, VA, USA
Age 21
May 11, 1845
Age 57
Tree Hill, Virginia