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  Calhoun, John C.
NameJohn C. Calhoun
Pendleton, South Carolina , United States
Born March 18, 1782
DiedMarch 31, 1850 (68 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 12, 2015 04:55pm
InfoCALHOUN, 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; was graduated from Yale College in 1804; studied law, was 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 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 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 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.

Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1900-49, 1905-46, 1910-42, 1915-22, 1920-18, 1930-19, 1940-22, 1945-4, 1950-1, 1955-1, 1960-2, 1965-2.



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