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14th Vice President
Political Party Democratic
Term March 4, 1857 - March 4, 1861  (36-40)
President James Buchanan
Predecessor William R.D. King
Successor Hannibal Hamlin


Full Name John Cabell Breckinridge
Birth

January 16, 1821

Lexington, Kentucky

Father Joseph Cabell Breckinridge  (1788-1823)
Mother Mary Clay Smith  (1787-1864)
Sisters

Frances Breckinridge Young  (1812-1837)

Caroline Breckinridge Bullock  (1813-1867)

Mary Breckinridge Satterwhite  (1815-1835)

Laetitia Breckinridge Parkhill  (1822-1852)

Alma Mater

Centre College  (B.A. 1838)

Transylvania University  (LL.B. 1841)

Military Services

Major

United States Army

1847-1848


Major General

Confederate States Army

1861-1865

Occupation

5th Confederate States Secretary of War  (1865)

U.S. Senator from Kentucky  (1861)

Representative from Kentucky's 8th District  (1851-1855)

Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives  (1849-1851)

Delegate to the Kentucky State Constitutional Convention  (1849)

Lawyer

Death

May 17, 1875

Lexington, Kentucky

(54 years)


Marriages
Mary Cyrene Burch  (1826-1907)

Married December 12, 1843

(31 years)


Children

Joseph Cabell Breckinridge

(m.1869 Sarah Johnson)

Born 1844

Died 1907

(63 years)

Clifton Rodes Breckinridge

(m.1876 Katherine Carson)

Born 1846

Died 1932

(86 years)

Frances Breckenridge Steel

(m.1880 John Steele)

Born 1848

Died 1924

(76 years)

John Milton Breckenridge

Born 1849

Died 1850

(1 year)

John Witherspoon Breckenridge

(m.1877 Florence Tevis)

(m.1884 Harriett Turner)

Born 1850

Died 1892

(42 years)

Mary Desha Breckinridge Maltby

(m.1877 Charles Maltby)

Born 1854

Died 1928

(74 years)

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