Sen. William H. Roan (DemRep-VA)

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William Henry Roane

Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Tree Hill, Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Hanover County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Spencer Ball Roane and Anne Henry
Husband of Sarah Sally Ann Lyons and Martha Bland Roane
Father of Eliza Roane; William Henry Roane, Jr. and Sarah Sally Ann Lyons Roane
Brother of LaFayette Roane; Patrick Roane; Patrick Henry Roane; Julia Roane; Anne Roane and 1 other

Occupation: US Senator
Managed by: Jacomina Pieternella de Regt
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About Sen. William H. Roan (DemRep-VA)

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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Sen. William H. Roan (DemRep-VA)'s Timeline

September 17, 1787
Virginia, United States
Age 19
Age 20
Age 21
May 11, 1845
Age 57
Tree Hill, Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Hanover County, Virginia, United States