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  • ID: I464486
  • Name: John Jordan CRITTENDEN
  • RELA: 15th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 SEP 1786 in Woodford Co., KY
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Kentucky BET 4 MAR 1817 AND 4 MAR 1819
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Kentucky BET 4 MAR 1835 AND 4 MAR 1841
  • Event: Appointed BET 5 MAR 1841 AND 12 SEP 1841 United States Attorney General
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Kentucky BET 31 MAR 1842 AND 12 JUN 1848
  • Event: Elected Governor of Kentucky BET 6 SEP 1848 AND 22 JUL 1850
  • Event: Appointed BET 22 JUL 1850 AND 4 MAR 1853 United States Attorney General
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Kentucky BET 4 MAR 1855 AND 4 MAR 1861
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky BET 4 JUL 1861 AND 26 JUL 1863
  • Death: 26 JUL 1863 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. John Jordan Crittenden
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    CRITTENDEN, John Jordan, (uncle of Thomas Theodore Crittenden), a Senator and a Representative from Kentucky; born near Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., September 10, 1787; completed preparatory studies; attended Pisgah Academy, Woodford County, Ky., Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., and graduated from William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., in 1806; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Woodford County, Ky., in 1807; attorney general of Illinois Territory 1809-1810; served in the War of 1812 as aide to the Governor; resumed the practice of law in Russellville, Ky.; member, State house of representatives 1811-1817, and served as speaker the last term; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1819, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Judiciary (Fifteenth Congress); moved to Frankfort, Ky., in 1819; member, State house of representatives 1825, 1829-1832; appointed and was confirmed as United States district attorney in 1827, but was removed by President Andrew Jackson in 1829; nominated in 1828 by President John Quincy Adams as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, but was not confirmed by the Senate; again elected to the United States Senate as a Whig and served from March 4, 1835, to March 3, 1841; appointed Attorney General of the United States by President William Henry Harrison March to September 1841; appointed and subsequently elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Clay and served from March 31, 1842, to June 12, 1848, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses); Governor of Kentucky 1848-1850, when he resigned; again appointed Attorney General by President Millard Fillmore 1850-1853; again elected to the United States Senate as a Whig (later American/Know-Nothing) and served from March 4, 1855, to March 3, 1861; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-sixth Congress); elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was a candidate for reelection at the time of his death; died in Frankfort, Ky., July 26, 1863; interment in State Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: John Lee CRITTENDEN b: 1754 in New Kent Co., VA
    Mother: Judith HARRIS b: ABT 1759 in Kentucky

    Marriage 1 Sarah O. LEE b: 1787 in Woodford Co., KY
    • Married: 28 MAY 1811 in Woodford Co., KY
    Children
    1. Has No Children George Bibb CRITTENDEN b: 20 MAR 1812 in Woodford Co., KY
    2. Has No Children Ann Mary CRITTENDEN b: 3 MAY 1813 in Woodford Co., KY
    3. Has No Children Cornelia CRITTENDEN b: 1816 in Woodford Co., KY
    4. Has Children Thomas Leonidas CRITTENDEN b: 15 MAY 1819 in Woodford Co., KY
    5. Has No Children Sallie Lee CRITTENDEN b: 8 JAN 1821 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY
    6. Has No Children Robert Henry CRITTENDEN b: 1822 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY

    Marriage 2 Maria Knox INNES b: 3 OCT 1796 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY
    • Married: 15 NOV 1826

    Marriage 3 Elizabeth MOSS b: 16 MAR 1804 in Maysville, Mason Co., KY
    • Married: 27 FEB 1853

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