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  Frémont, John Charles
NameJohn Charles Frémont
, California , United States
Born January 21, 1813
Died July 13, 1890 (77 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Dec 09, 2005 09:13pm
Tags Caucasian - U.S. Army -
Info(son-in-law of Thomas Hart Benton), a Senator from California; born in Savannah, Ga., January 21, 1813; pursued classical studies and attended Charleston College 1828-1830; instructor in mathematics in the United States Navy 1833-1835; civil engineer assistant 1838-1839, exploring the territory between the Missouri River and the northern boundary of the United States; appointed second lieutenant of Topographical Engineers of the United States Army 1838; commenced in 1842 explorations and surveys for an overland route from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean; major of a battalion of California Volunteers in 1846; appointed lieutenant colonel of United States Mounted Rifles in 1846 and ordered to act as Governor of California by Commodore Stockton; General Kearny, United States Army, revoked this order and placed him under arrest for mutiny; tried by court martial, found guilty, and pardoned by President James Polk, but resigned; settled in California on the Mariposa grant; commissioner to run the boundary line between United States and Mexico in 1849; upon the admission of California as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from September 9, 1850, to March 3, 1851; unsuccessful as the first Republican candidate for president of the United States in 1856; appointed major general in the United States Army by President Abraham Lincoln in May 1861 and placed in command of the western military district; removed in December 1861; appointed to command the mountain department in February 1862 and resigned in June 1864; again nominated for president in 1864; Governor of Arizona Territory 1878-1881; appointed a major general in the United States Army on the retired list 1890; died in New York City July 13, 1890; interment in Trinity Church Cemetery; reinterment in Rockland Cemetery, Nyack, N.Y., March 17, 1891.

First Appeared on a United States Postage Stamp in 1898.
Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1900-17, 1905-7, 1910-13, 1915-2, 1920-1, 1930-10, 1950-0, 1955-0, 1960-0, 1965-0.


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Wife Jessie Benton Frémont Oct 19, 1841-Jul 13, 1890
Daughter Elizabeth Benton "Lily" Frémont 1842-1919
Son Benton Frémont 1848-1848
Son John C. Frémont, Jr. 1851-1911
Daughter Anne Beverly Frémont 1853-1853
Son Francis Preston "Frank" Frémont 1855-1931
Father In-Law Thomas Hart Benton 1782-1858

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