7. Andrew Jackson

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“Old Hickory”

  • Full Name: Andrew Jackson
  • Years in Office: 1829–1837
  • Political Party: Democratic
  • Nicknames: “Old Hickory,” “Sharp Knife,” “King Andrew the First”
  • Age at Inauguration: 61
  • Vice Presidents: John C. Calhoun (first term), Martin Van Buren (second term)
  • Birth: March 15, 1767 in Waxhaws, South Carolina
  • Death: June 8, 1845 in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Place of Burial: The Hermitage – Nashville, Tennessee
  • Height: 6’
  • Ancestry: Scotch-Irish
  • Father: Andrew Jackson (–1767); Linen weaver, farmer
  • Mother: Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson (–1781)
  • Wife: Rachel Donelson Robards (June 15, 1767 – December 22, 1828)
  • Marriage: August 1, 1791 in Natchez, Mississippi
  • Children: Andrew Jackson, Jr. (adopted) (1808–1865)
  • Home: The Hermitage – Nashville, Tennessee
  • Education: Public schools; studied law in South Carolina; self-educated
  • Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Messenger in Revolutionary War (1780–1781)
    • Lawyer (1787–)
    • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1796–1797)
    • Member of the U.S. Senate (1797–1798)
    • Justice of Tennessee Supreme Court (1798–1804)
    • Major General, War of 1812 (1812)
    • Commander of U.S. Forces, Seminole War (1817–1818)
    • Governor of Florida Territory (1821)
    • Member of the U.S. Senate (1823–1825)
    • President (1829–1837)
  • Writings: Correspondence of Andrew Jackson

Campaign Poster

 

Genl. Andrew Jackson: Protector & Defender of Beauty & Booty, engraving by C. G. Childs, 1828

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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