John Heath (politician)

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John Heath
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1797
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Walter Jones
Personal details
Born May 8, 1758
Died October 13, 1810
Alma mater William and Mary
Occupation lawyer, politician

John Heath (May 8, 1758 – October 13, 1810) was an American lawyer and politician from Northumberland County, Virginia. He represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1793 to 1797.[1] Heath was one of the students at William and Mary who organized the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity in 1776, and served as its first president.[2][3]

The town of Heathsville, Virginia, the county seat of Northumberland County, is named for him.


  1. ^ Horton, Sid (2009-11-11). What Do You Think, Papa?. Dorrance Publishing. ISBN 9781434995810. 
  2. ^ Society, Phi Beta Kappa. "PBK_History". Retrieved 2017-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Phi Beta Kappa". Retrieved 2017-06-22. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
CD created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 19th congressional district

March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1797 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Walter Jones