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Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850

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Personal name headingCalhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850
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Variant(s)Calhoun, John Caldwell, 1782-1850
Calhoun, Mr. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850
Birth date1782-03-18
Death date1850-03-31
Place of birthAbbeville District (S.C.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationYale College (1718-1887)
South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. House
United States. War Department
United States. Congress. Senate
United States. Department of State
United States. Congress. Senate
Republican Party (U.S. : 1792-1828)
Nullifier Party (S.C.)
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inHis Speeches of Mr. Calhoun ... on the bill for the admission of Michigan ... 1837
Webster, D. Mr. Webster's speech, 1838: t.p. (Mr. Calhoun)
Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, January 23, 2014 (Calhoun, John Caldwell, (cousin of John Ewing Colhoun and Joseph Calhoun), a Representative and a Senator from South Carolina and a Vice President of the United States; born near Calhoun Mills, Abbeville District (now Mount Carmel, McCormick County), S.C., March 18, 1782; attended the common schools and private academies; graduated from Yale College in 1804; studied law, admitted to the bar in 1807, and commenced practice in Abbeville, S.C.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1808-1809; elected as a Democratic Republican to the Twelfth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1811, to November 3, 1817, when he resigned; Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President James Monroe 1817-1825; elected vice president of the United States in 1824 with President John Quincy Adams; reelected in 1828 with President Andrew Jackson and served from March 4, 1825, to December 28, 1832, when he resigned, having been elected as a Democratic Republican (later Nullifier) to the United States Senate on December 12, 1832, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Y. Hayne; reelected in 1834 and 1840 and served from December 29, 1832, until his resignation, effective March 3, 1843; Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President John Tyler 1844-1845; again elected to the United States Senate, as a Democrat, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel E. Huger; reelected in 1846 and served from November 26, 1845, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1850; chairman, Committee on Finance (Twenty-ninth Congress); interment in St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.)
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