Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Forsyth, John

Forsyth, John, a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Fredericksburg, Va., October 22, 1780; was graduated from Princeton College in 1799; moved to Augusta, Ga., with his father; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1802 and commenced practice in Augusta; elected attorney general of Georgia in 1808; elected as a Democrat to the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Congresses, and served from March 4, 1813, until his resignation, effective November 23, 1818; elected to the United States Senate 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 an appointment as Minister to Spain, serving in that capacity until March 2, 1823; elected to the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1823, until his resignation, effective November 7, 1827; Governor of Georgia 1827-1829; again elected to the United States Senate 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; appointed Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Jackson; reappointed by President Van Buren and served from July 1, 1834, to March 4, 1841; died in Washington, D.C., October 21, 1841; interment in Congressional Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Forsyth, John," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1173 Original Sources, accessed July 16, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VHUQL31EWKJBJK.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Forsyth, John." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1173, Original Sources. 16 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VHUQL31EWKJBJK.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Forsyth, John' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1173. Original Sources, retrieved 16 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VHUQL31EWKJBJK.