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John C. Breckinridge

14th Vice-President of the United States


Full Name: John Cabell Breckinridge

Born: January 16, 1821

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Father: Joseph C. Breckinridge (1788-1823)

Mother: Mary Smith Breckinridge (?-?)

Wife: Mary Burch Breckinridge (1826-1907)

Married: December 12, 1843

Religious Preference: Presbyterian

Previous Experience: Lawyer, Military leader, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senate

Political Party: Democratic

Age at Inauguration: 36

Term of Office: March 4, 1857 - March 4, 1861

President Served Under: James Buchanan

Died: May 17, 1875

Age at Death: 54

Place of Burial: Lexington, Kentucky

Vice-President at Time of Death: Henry Wilson