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John Forsyth (Georgia)

John Forsyth
13th United States Secretary of State
In office
July 1, 1834 – March 3, 1841
President Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
Preceded by Louis McLane
Succeeded by Daniel Webster
33rd Governor of Georgia
In office
November 7, 1827 – November 4, 1829
Preceded by George M. Troup
Succeeded by George R. Gilmer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1813 – November 23, 1818
Preceded by New appointment
Succeeded by Robert R. Reid
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827
Preceded by Robert R. Reid
Succeeded by converted to districts
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
November 23, 1818 – February 17, 1819
Preceded by George Troup
Succeeded by Freeman Walker
In office
November 9, 1829 – June 27, 1834
Preceded by John M. Berrien
Succeeded by Alfred Cuthbert
Personal details
Born (1780-10-22)October 22, 1780
Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.
Died October 21, 1841(1841-10-21) (aged 60)
Washington D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Clara Meigs Forsyth
Alma mater College of New Jersey
Profession Politician, Lawyer

John Forsyth, Sr. (October 22, 1780 – October 21, 1841) was a 19th-century Georgia.


  • Biography 1
  • In popular culture 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Forsyth was born in

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
New seat from congressional apportionment
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Robert R. Reid
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Robert R. Reid
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Converted to districts
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Redistricted from At Large District
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Richard Henry Wilde
Succeeded by
United States Senate
Preceded by
George Troup
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
November 23, 1818 – February 17, 1819
Served alongside: Charles Tait
Succeeded by
Freeman Walker
Preceded by
John M. Berrien
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Georgia
November 9, 1829 – June 27, 1834
Served alongside: John P. King
Succeeded by
Alfred Cuthbert
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
George W. Erving
United States Minister to Spain
May 18, 1819 – March 2, 1823
Succeeded by
Hugh Nelson
Political offices
Preceded by
George Troup
Governor of Georgia
Succeeded by
George R. Gilmer
Preceded by
Louis McLane
U.S. Secretary of State
Served under: Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren

July 1, 1834 – March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
Daniel Webster

External links

  •  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 128. 


In popular culture

He died the day before his 61st birthday. [1]

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