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Atchison, David Rice

Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1886 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1807 – Born on August 11th in Frogtown (later Kirklevington, which is now part of Lexington), Fayette County, Kentucky. American senator from Missouri.

1841 – Move to Missouri to practice law, he served briefly as a federal judge.

1843 – Was appointed and then elected to the U.S. Senate.

1846-1848 – He was the president pro tempore of Senate.

1849 – Falsely believed by many to have been President of the United States for one day on March 4th.

1854 – He helped frame the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

         – He went back to Missouri and supported those who attacked the anti-slavery settlers in Kansas.

1886 – Died on January 26th in Gower, Missouri.