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
Alma mater William and Mary

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