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John B. Forester (died August 1, 1845) was an American politician that represented Tennessee's fifth district in the United States House of Representatives.

John B. Forester
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byWilliam Hall
Succeeded byHopkins L. Turney
Personal details
BornMcMinnville, Tennessee
DiedAugust 1, 1845
Political partyJacksonian Anti-Jacksonian
Professionlawyer politician



Forester was born in McMinnville, Tennessee. Although he received a limited schooling, he studied law. He was admitted to the bar, and practiced law,[1] as one of the early lawyers of Warren County, Tennessee.[2]


Forester was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress and re-elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He served from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1837.[3]


Forester died on August 1, 1845. The place he was interred is unknown.[4]


  1. ^ "John B. Forester". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  2. ^ "John B. Forester". History of Warren County Tennessee. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  3. ^ "John B. Forester". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  4. ^ "John B. Forester". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 28 February 2013.

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