Martin Van Buren – 8th President of the US

 

  Martin Van Buren was the eight President of the United States from 1837 -1841. Prior to election as President , Van Buren served as Vice President and Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren was the first President to have been born a United States citizen. His predecessors were born as British subjects prior to the American Revolution. His native language was Dutch and he was the only President to have not spoken English as a first language. Van Buren was the first President from New York. Nicknamed…

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John Tyler – 10th President of the US

 

   John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States  from 1841-1845. Tyler served as state legislator, United States Representative and in the United States Senates prior to his election as Vice President in 1840. He succeeded William Henry Harrison’s after his death and was the first President to succeed to this office following the death of the incumbent. Tyler opposed Federalism and emphatic support of states’ rights, alienating him from most political allies that brought power to Washington. Initially a Democrat, Tyler’s opposition to Andrew Jackson and Martin…

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James K. Polk – 11th President of the US

 

 James K. Polk was the 11th President of the United States from 1845-1849.  As a Democrat, Polk represented Tennessee as the 17th Speaker of the House of Representatives and as Governor. He was the dark horse candidate for president in 1944, defeating Henry Clay, a member of the Whig Party by promising to annex Texas. Polk was the last strong pre-Civil War candidate and was known for his strong foreign policy. At the age of 49 , Polk became the youngest President to assume office at that time. Born in…

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Andrew Johnson – 17th President of the US

 

 Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States from 1865 to 1869.  He became President after the Assignation of  President Abraham Lincoln. As President Johnson favored restoration of  seceded states to the Union. His plan offered no protection to previous slaves and conflicted with his Republican dominated Congress. He was the first president to be impeached but was acquitted by a single vote in the Senate. Born in North Carolina,  Johnson worked in several frontier towns prior to settling in Greeneville, Tennessee. After a brief service in the…

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Harry S Truman – 33rd US President

 

    Harry S. Truman ( (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States. Following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt , Truman succeed to the Presidency on  April 12, 1945.  Truman served as Vice President for only 82 days. Born in Missouri, Truman spent most of his childhood on a farm. Truman’s first debut to elected offices was as a county official. He later became a US Senator in 1934. His father had many friends in the Democratic Party who helped Truman  to gain…

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John F. Kennedy – 35th President of the US

 

   John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) often referred to as JFK was the 35th President of the United States. At the age of 43 years old is the youngest president to ever have been elected and the first president to have been elected who was born in the 20th century. He defeated then Vice President Richard Nixon and Republican candidate in the 1960 US election. Kennedy is the only President to have ever won a Pulitzer Prize. “Events during his presidency included the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile…

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Sewell, Terri (D-AL-7th) Rep.

 

 SEWELL, Terri, a Representative from Alabama; born in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, on January 1, 1965; graduated from Selma High School, Selma, Ala., 1982; B.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1986; M.A., Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., 1988; J.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1992; lawyer, private practice; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress (January 3, 2011-present) Congresswoman Terri Sewell official U.S. House site Terri Sewell for Congress official campaign site Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Voting record maintained by The Washington Post Biography, voting…

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Chris Coons (D – DE)

 

 Bio: As County Executive, Chris has successfully guided New Castle County through the deepest economic downturn in generations. He’s cut millions in wasteful spending and restored fiscal responsibility to county government, while creating innovative solutions including the Office of Redevelopment and the Problem Properties Task Force, removing dangerous parole violators from our neighborhoods, and giving police the tools they needed to reduce crime by 12 percent.

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Richard Blumenthal (D – CT) Senate

 

  Richard M. Blumenthal (born February 13, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut. He is a member of the Democratic Party and served as Attorney General of Connecticut from 1991 to 2011. Read more Senator Richard Blumenthal official U.S. Senate site Blumenthal for U.S. Senate official campaign site Richard Blumenthal (D), Connecticut Attorney General at the National Association of Attorneys General Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Voting record maintained by The Washington Post Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart Biography at WhoRunsGov.com at The Washington…

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