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John Breckinridge

John Breckinridge, American senator, attorney general. member lower house Kentucky Legislature from Fayette County, 1797-1801, speaker, 1799-1801; member United States Senate (Democrat) from Kentucky, 1801-1805.

Background

  • Breckinridge, John was born on December 2, 1760 in Staunton, Virginia, United States. Son of Robert and Letitia (Preston) Breckinridge.

  • Education

    • Attended College William and Mary, 1778-1780.

    Career

    • Elected to Virginia House of Burgesses, 1780, not allowed to take seat because of age. Admitted to Virginia bar, 1785. Attorney general Kentucky.

      1795-1797; member lower house Kentucky Legislature from Fayette County, 1797-1801, speaker, 1799-1801. Member United States Senate (Democrat) from Kentucky, 1801-1805. Attorney general United States, 1805-1806.

    Membership

    Member lower house Kentucky Legislature from Fayette County, 1797-1801, speaker, 1799-1801. Member United States Senate (Democrat) from Kentucky, 1801-1805.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Cabell, 1785, 9 children.
    • father: Robert Breckinridge
    • mother: Letitia (Preston) Breckinridge
    • spouse: Mary Cabell
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    Born December 2, 1760
    Died December 14, 1806
    (aged 46)
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