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Calhoun, John C., 1782-1850



  • Existence: 1782 - 1850


John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was an American statesman and political theorist from South Carolina and served as the seventh vice president of the United States from 1825 to 1832, under two presidents of different political parties. During his political career Calhoun was also a senator, congressman, Secretary of State and Secretary of War. He is remembered for strongly defending slavery and for advancing the concept of minority states' rights in politics.