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Magnus Tate

Magnus Tate
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Francis White
Succeeded by Edward Colston
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Berkeley County
In office
1809 – 1810
Alongside Philip C. Pendleton, George Porterfield
In office
Alongside James Campbell
In office
1798 – 1799
Alongside John Baker, Alexander White
Personal details
Born 1760
Berkeley County, Virginia
Died March 30, 1823 (aged 62–63)
Martinsburg, Virginia
Political party Federalist
Occupation lawyer

Magnus Tate (1760 – March 30, 1823) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.


Born in Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia), Tate studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was appointed justice of the Berkeley County Court May 19, 1798. Sheriff of Berkeley County in 1819 and 1820. He served as member of the house of delegates of Virginia in 1797, 1803, 1809, and 1810.

Tate was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817) with 63.35% of the vote, defeating fellow Federalist Francis White. He died near Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), March 30, 1823.


Preceded by
Francis White
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district

1815 – 1817
Succeeded by
Edward Colston
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