Lovett graduated from Yale College in 1782. He moved to Albany, New York, and thence to Fort Miller, where he was employed as general agent and land steward. Then he moved to Lansingburgh. He was member from Rensselaer County of the New York State Assembly in 1800-01.
Afterwards he returned to Albany and was Clerk of the Common Council until the outbreak of the War of 1812 during which he was military secretary to Gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer IV. Lovett was wounded at the Battle of Queenston in October 1812, and returned to Albany. He was Clerk of Albany County from 1813 to 1815.
Afterwards he settled at Perrysburg, Ohio but died the next year.
- United States Congress. "John Lovett (id: L000466)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 70, 174, 288 and 385; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
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