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John C. Calhoun
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Race: White
Religion: Unitarian
Date of Birth: 1782
Date of Death: 1850
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician, Vice President of the United States
Spouse: Floride Calhoun
Children: Ten, three of which died in infancy
Affiliations: Democratic-Republican, Democratic, Nullifier
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1824: The Arkansas War
Type of Appearance: References

John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850) was a leading United States politician from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century. Calhoun was an advocate of slavery, states' rights, limited government, and nullification. He was elected twice to the Vice Presidency, serving from 1825 until he resigned in 1832. He served in the United States House of Representatives (1810–1817) and in the U.S. Senate from 1832-1843. He served as Secretary of War (1817–1824) under 5th U. S. President James Monroe and Secretary of State (1844–1845) under 10th U. S. President John Tyler.

John C. Calhoun in Trail of Glory[]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel D. Thompkins
Vice President of the United States
Succeeded by
Martin Van Buren
Preceded by
Abel P. Upshur
Secretary of State of the United States
Succeeded by
James Buchanan
Preceded by
William H. Crawford
Secretary of War of the United States
Succeeded by
James Barbour