John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850)

John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850)
John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850)
ca. 1830-1835
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 8.9 cm )
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Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
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The political career of John C. Calhoun, a native of South Carolina, began in the state legislature; in 1810 he was elected to Congress, and in 1817 he was named sec'y of war by President Monroe; he was vice-president under John Quincy Adams and under Andrew Jackson; he resigned as vice-president in 1832 to enter the Senate where he was a leader in the fight for free trade; he served as sec'y of state for one year under President Tyler, then returned to the Senate from 1845 until his death.
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Creative: Tronvig Group