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Calhoun, John Caldwell

Born: 1782 AD
Died: 1850 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Orators, Politician

1782 – John Caldwell Calhoun was born on the 18th of March in Abbeville District, South Carolina. American politician.

1802-1804 – Calhoun entered the junior class in Yale College, and graduated with distinction.

         – Studied at the famous law school in Litchfield, Connecticut.

1807 – Studied first at the famous law school in Litchfield, Connecticut, and afterwards in a law office in Charleston, South Carolina, and was admitted to the bar.

1808-1809 – Member of the South Carolina legislature.

1811 – Became the member of the national House of Representatives.

         – Married to Floride Calhoun.

1816 – Calhoun delivered in favor of a protective tariff a speech that was ever after held up by his opponents as evidence of his inconsistency in the tariff controversy.

1817 – Served as secretary of war under President Monroe.

1825 – Became Vice President of the United States under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.

1832 – He resigned and was the 1st US vice-president to resign.

         – Became U.S. Senator, South Carolina.

1844 – Served as U.S. Secretary of State.

1845 – Elected once again as U.S. Senator, South Carolina.

1850 – Died on 31st of March of tuberculosis at the age of 68 in Washington, D.C.