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  Bell, John
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AffiliationConstitutional Union  
<-  1855-01-10  
 
NameJohn Bell
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Nashville, Tennessee , United States
EmailNone
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Born February 15, 1797
DiedSeptember 10, 1869 (72 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 24, 2014 01:09am
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InfoJOHN BELL was born on his father�s farm near Nashville, Tennessee, on 15 February 1797; graduated from Cumberland College in 1814 at seventeen; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Franklin, Tennessee; was elected to the state legislature before reaching twenty-one; moved to Nashville to continue the practice of law, circa 1819; married Sally Dickinson and, following her death, Jane Yeatman; served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee, 1827�1841; served as Speaker of the House, 1834�1835, defeating James K. Polk who was also a candidate for the office; although originally a member of President Jackson�s party and a supporter of administration policies, opposed Jackson�s bank policy and selection of Van Buren as a successor; became the leader of the Whig party in Tennessee; served as Secretary of War in the Harrison and Tyler cabinets, 5 March 1841�13 September 1841; presided over the final stages of the Seminole War; returned to private life, 1841�1847; was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1847 and served to 1859; remained a nationally-minded Southerner in the Congress as sectional attitudes sharpened over the slavery issue; was the presidential candidate of the Constitutional Union Party in 1860; at first opposed secession and influenced Tennessee�s decision not to secede; after Fort Sumter, supported his state�s decision to join the Confederacy; moved to the lower South after Union troops entered Tennessee; returned home after the Civil War; died near Bear Spring Furnace, Stewart County, Tennessee, on 10 September 1869.



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FAMILY
Wife Sally Dickinson Bell 00, 1819- 00, 1832
Wife Jane Erwin Yeatman Bell Nov 00, 1835-Sep 10, 1869
Daughter Sally Dickinson Bell Keeble 0000-

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  08/03/1827 TN - District 07 Won 55.71% (+11.42%)
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