John Randolph , known as John Randolph of Roanoke, was a planter, and a Congressman from Virginia, serving in the House of Representatives at various times between 1799 and 1833, the Senate , and also as Minister to Russia . After serving as President Thomas Jefferson's spokesman in the House, he broke with the resident in 1805 as a result of what he saw as the dilution of traditional Jeffersonian principles as well as perceived mistreatment during the impeachment of Samuel Chase, in which Randolph served as chief prosecutor. Following this split, Randolph proclaimed himself the leader of the "Old Republicans" or "Tertium Quids", an arch-conservative wing of the Democratic-Republican Party who wanted to restrict the role of the federal government. Wikipedia*

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U.S. Representative, Jackson-VA 5th March 4, 1833 - May 24, 1833 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Jackson-VA 5th December 3, 1827 - March 3, 1829 Videos: 0 U.S. Senator, Jackson-VA December 5, 1825 - March 3, 1827 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Crawford Republican-VA 5th December 1, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Democratic-Republican-VA 16th December 6, 1819 - March 3, 1823 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Democratic-Republican-VA 16th December 4, 1815 - March 3, 1817 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Democratic-Republican-VA 15th October 17, 1803 - March 3, 1813 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Democratic-Republican-VA 7th December 2, 1799 - October 16, 1803 Videos: 0

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