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John C. Breckinridge


John C. Breckinridge served as U.S. Vice-President from 1857-61 under Pres. Buchanan.

John C. Breckinridge was a Presbyterian.

From: Political Graveyard website (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/breckinridge.html#RQ603N8FW; viewed 28 November 2005):

Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell (1788-1823) - of Kentucky. Born in Albemarle County, Va., July 14, 1788. Son of John Breckinridge; brother-in-law of Peter Buell Porter; brother of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; father of John Cabell Breckinridge; uncle of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandfather of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge. Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1817-18; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1820-23; died in office 1823. Presbyterian. Died in an epidemic, September 1, 1823. Burial location unknown.

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