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John Breckinridge

senator , attorney general

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