Nelson, John

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Born: Jun 01, 1791 AD
Died: 1860 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Political Leader, Politician


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.
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