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  Frémont, John Charles
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameJohn Charles Frémont
Address
, California , United States
EmailNone
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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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Importance? 7.75000 Average

FAMILY
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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RACES
  00/00/1878 AZ Territorial Gov Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1864 US President National Vote Lost 0.00% (-55.03%)
  05/31/1864 US President - IR Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/18/1860 US President - R Convention Lost 0.14% (-47.28%)
  12/03/1856 US President Lost 38.51% (-20.27%)
  11/04/1856 IL US President Lost 40.23% (-3.87%)
  11/04/1856 OH US President Won 48.58% (+4.49%)
  11/04/1856 ME US President Won 61.34% (+25.65%)
  11/04/1856 PA US President Lost 26.86% (-31.37%)
  11/04/1856 MD US President Lost 0.33% (-54.30%)
  11/04/1856 RI US President Won 57.85% (+24.15%)
  11/04/1856 CA US President Lost 18.78% (-29.60%)
  11/04/1856 MA US President Won 63.61% (+40.53%)
  11/04/1856 VT US President Won 78.07% (+57.21%)
  11/04/1856 CT US President Won 53.16% (+9.57%)
  11/04/1856 MI US President Won 57.15% (+15.63%)
  11/04/1856 WI US President Won 55.67% (+11.82%)
  11/04/1856 DE US President Lost 2.12% (-52.71%)
  11/04/1856 NH US President Won 53.71% (+8.00%)
  11/04/1856 IA US President Won 48.83% (+8.13%)
  11/04/1856 NJ US President Lost 28.51% (-18.72%)
  11/04/1856 IN US President Lost 40.09% (-10.32%)
  11/04/1856 NY US President Won 46.27% (+13.43%)
  11/04/1856 US President National Vote Lost 33.10% (-12.18%)
  06/20/1856 US President - North American Convention Won 40.71% (+17.26%)
  06/19/1856 US President - R Convention Won 72.83% (+46.22%)
  09/03/1850 CA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/19/1847 California Military Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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