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Breckinridge, John Cabell

Born: 1821 AD
Died: 1875 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1821 – Born on January 16th at ‘Cabell’s Dale’, near Lexington, Kentucky. Representative and a Senator from Kentucky and a Vice President of the United States.

1840 – He was admitted to the bar.

         – Moved to Burlington, Iowa, but soon returned and began practice in Lexington, Kentucky.

1847-1848 – He was a major of the Third Kentucky Volunteers during the Mexican War.

1849 – Became a member of the State house of representatives.

1851 – Elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses.

1856 – Elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with James Buchanan as President.

1860 – He was the pro-slavery candidate for the presidency, but was defeated by Lincoln.

1861 – Elected to the United States Senate until expelled by resolution of December 4th, for support of the rebellion.

1862 – He was appointed a Confederate major-general, and secretary of war in Jefferson Davis’s cabinet.

         – Entered the Confederate Army during the Civil War as brigadier general and soon became a major general.

1865 – Secretary of War in the Cabinet of the Confederate States.

1875 – Died on May 17th in n Lexington, Kentucky.