Forsyth, John, 1780-1841

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John Forsyth (1780-1841) was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on October 22. He graduated from Princeton in 1799 and was admitted to the bar in 1802. In 1808, Forsyth became the Attorney-General of Georgia. He was elected governor of Georgia in 1828. He married Clara Meigs, daughter of Josiah Meigs, who was the first president of Franklin College (later named the University of Georgia). Forsyth died on October 21, 1841.

From the description of John Forsyth papers, 1811-1841. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 77515102

U.S. senator, representative, secretary of state, and the governor of Georgia.

From the description of John Forsyth papers, 1814-1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456153

John Forsyth (1780-1841), Congressman, U.S. Senator, Georgia Governor (1827-1829), and U.S. Secretary of State (1834-1841), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

From the description of John Forsyth letters, 1824-1838. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477927

"John Forsyth led a political career that lasted more than thirty years. ... Forsyth began his law practice in Augusta with John Y. Noel and gained a reputation as an outstanding lawyer. In 1808 he was elected attorney general of Georgia, which launched his political career. In 1813 Forsyth was elected as a Jeffersonian Republican to the Thirteenth U.S. Congress. He chaired the Committee on Expenditures and remained in the House of Representatives until November 1818, when he was elected to fill the U.S. Senate seat of George Troup." - "John Forsyth." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgianeyclopedia.org (Retrieved July 25, 2008)

From the description of John Forsyth papers, 1834-1839. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 631729929

Statesman, governor of Georgia, from Augusta (Richmond Co.), Ga.

From the description of Correspondence, 1790-1840. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19647118

John Forsyth, a Representative and a senator from Georgia, born in Fredericksburg, Va., on October 22, 1780. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1799, moved to Augusta, Ga., studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1802. He was elected to the United States Senate, and appointed secretary of state by President Andrew Jackson. Reappointed by President Martin Van Buren he served from 1834 to 1841. He died in Washington, D.C., on October 21, 1841.

From the description of John Forsyth collection, 1802-1851. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63052134

John Forsyth was U.S. Secretary of State, 1834-41. Richard Smith was Cashier of the Bank of the Metropolis.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to R[ichard] Smith, n.p., 1840 Jan. [7]. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 84171609

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creatorOf Forsyth, John, 1780-1841. Letter to Senator Hugh L. White. : U.S. Department of State : LS, 1834 Dec. 2. UC Berkeley Libraries
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referencedIn Wilson, James Jefferson, 1775-1824. James Jefferson Wilson letters 1819-1820 Georgia Historical Society
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creatorOf Forsyth, John, 1780-1841. John Forsyth collection, 1802-1851. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Powell, Norborne B. Letter to Senator John Forsyth, 1832 Mar. 22. Georgia Newspaper Project
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creatorOf Forsyth, John, 1780-1841. Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to R[ichard] Smith, n.p., 1840 Jan. [7]. Texas Christian University
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creatorOf Forsyth, John, 1780-1841. John Forsyth papers, 1814-1840. Library of Congress
referencedIn Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. Papers, 1785-1851. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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creatorOf Forsyth, John, 1780-1841. Papers of John Forsyth incl. letters to his wife, Clara Meigs Forsyth [manuscript] 1813-60. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn A. Durighello dispatches, 1837 Hoover Institution Archives.
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Georgia
Florida
United States
United States
Spain
Georgia
United States
Georgia
United States
Madrid (Spain)
Spain
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Legislators
Governor
Banks and banking
Politicians
Yazoo Fraud, 1795
Statesmen
Creek Indians--Government relations
Politicians--Correspondence
Statesmen--19th century--Correspondence
Political participation
Voyages and travels
Occupation
Governors--Georgia
Cabinet officers
Senators, U.S. Congress--Georgia
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Georgia
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Birth 1780-10-22

Death 1841-10-21

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