Andrew Jackson Donelson Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1819.
Served as aide-de-camp to Gen Andrew Jackson during Seminole War. Admitted to Tennessee bar, 1823. Secretary to Jackson during presidential campaign of 1828.
Invited by Jackson to Washington (District of Columbia) as private secretary (with his wife as mistress of White House). Charge d’affaires Republic of Texas, 1844, successfully concluded negotiations concerning annexation of Texas to the United States. United States minister to Prussia, 1846-1848, to Germany, 1848-1849.
Unsuccessful vice presidential nominee with Fillmore on ticket of America (Know-Nothing) Party, 1856. Author: Reports of Explorations, 1855.
Served as aide-de-camp to Gen Andrew Jackson during Seminole War.
Married Emily Donelson (a cousin), 1824. Married second, Mistress.