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Nelson, John

Born: 1791 AD
Died: 1860 AD

1791 – John Nelson, born on the 1st of June  in Frederick, Maryland, the son of politician Roger Nelson.

1811 – He graduated from the College of William and Mary.

1813 – He was admitted to the bar, starting practice in Frederick.

1821 – 1823 – He served only one term representing Maryland districts.

1825 – He received an A.M. degree from Princeton University.

1831 – 1832 – He was appointed Chargé d’affaires to the Two Sicilies.

1843 – 1845 – He was Attorney General of the United States under John Tyler.

1844 – He also served as United States Secretary of State ad interim for about a month after the sudden death of the previous Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur.

1860 – He retired from public life and died in Baltimore, Maryland, on the 8th of January.