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Calhoun, John Caldwell

Born: 1782 AD
Died: 1850 AD, at 68 years of age.

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.


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