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  • ID: I331476
  • Name: John Caldwell CALHOUN
  • RELA: 13th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 MAR 1782 in Abbeville District, SC
  • Event: Degree 1804 Yale College
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina BET 4 MAR 1811 AND 3 NOV 1817
  • Event: Appointed BET 8 OCT 1817 AND 4 OCT 1825 United States Secretary of War
  • Event: Elected Vice President of the United States BET 4 MAR 1825 AND 28 DEC 1832
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from South Carolina BET 29 DEC 1832 AND 4 MAR 1843
  • Event: Appointed BET 1 APR 1844 AND 10 MAR 1845 United States Secretary of State
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from South Carolina BET 28 NOV 1845 AND 31 MAR 1850
  • Death: 31 MAR 1850 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic Vice President John Caldwell Calhoun
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    CALHOUN, John Caldwell, (cousin of John Ewing Colhoun and Joseph Calhoun), a Representative and a Senator from South Carolina and a Vice President of the United States; born near Calhoun Mills, Abbeville District (now Mount Carmel, McCormick County), S.C., March 18, 1782; attended the common schools and private academies; graduated from Yale College in 1804; studied law, admitted to the bar in 1807, and commenced practice in Abbeville, S.C.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1808-1809; elected as a Democratic Republican to the Twelfth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1811, to November 3, 1817, when he resigned; Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President James Monroe 1817-1825; elected vice president of the United States in 1824 with President John Quincy Adams; reelected in 1828 with President Andrew Jackson and served from March 4, 1825, to December 28, 1832, when he resigned, having been elected as a Democratic Republican (later Nullifier) to the United States Senate on December 12, 1832, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Y. Hayne; reelected in 1834 and 1840 and served from December 29, 1832, until his resignation, effective March 3, 1843; Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President John Tyler 1844-1845; again elected to the United States Senate, as a Democrat, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel E. Huger; reelected in 1846 and served from November 26, 1845, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1850; chairman, Committee on Finance (Twenty- ninth Congress); interment in St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Patrick CALHOUN b: ABT 1754
    Mother: Martha CALDWELL b: ABT 1750 in Charlotte Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Floride Bonneau COLHOUN b: 15 FEB 1792 in Charleston, Berkeley Co., SC
    • Married: 8 JAN 1811
    1. Has Children Andrew Pickens CALHOUN b: 15 OCT 1811 in South Carolina
    2. Has No Children Floride Pure CALHOUN b: JAN 1814
    3. Has No Children Jane CALHOUN b: BET 1815 AND 1816
    4. Has Children Anna Maria CALHOUN b: 13 MAR 1817 in Willington, McCormick Co., SC
    5. Has No Children Elizabeth CALHOUN b: 1819
    6. Has No Children Patrick CALHOUN b: 9 FEB 1821
    7. Has No Children John Caldwell CALHOUN , Jr. b: 17 MAY 1823
    8. Has No Children Martha Cornelia CALHOUN b: 22 APR 1824
    9. Has No Children James Edward CALHOUN b: 1826
    10. Has No Children William Lowndes CALHOUN b: 13 AUG 1829
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