7. Andrew Jackson

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“Old Hickory”


Presidential Basics

  • Full name: Andrew Jackson
  • Years in office: 1829–1837
  • Political party: Democratic
  • Vice presidents: John C. Calhoun (first term), Martin Van Buren (second term)
  • Age at inauguration: 61
  • Nicknames: “Old Hickory,” “Sharp Knife,” “King Andrew the First”

Random Trivia

  • Log cabin: Jackson as the first president born in a log cabin.

 


Birth & Death

  • Birthday: March 15, 1767
  • Birthplace: Waxhaws, South Carolina
  • Death date: June 8, 1845
  • Place of death: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Place of burial: The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee

Family

  • Father: Andrew Jackson (–1767); Linen weaver, farmer
  • Mother: Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson (–1781)
  • Wife: Rachel Donelson Robards (1767–1828)
  • Marriage: August 1, 1791 in Mississippi
  • Kids: No biological children
    • Andrew Jackson, Jr. (adopted) (1808–1865)
  • Home: The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee

Other Facts

  • Height: 6’
  • Eye color: Blue
  • Ancestry: Scotch-Irish
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Born in a log cabin: Yes (first president)
  • Owned enslaved people: Yes
  • Freemason: Yes

Education

  • Early education: Self-educated, public schools, studied law in South Carolina
  • College degree: No

Career

  • Military Service: Yes
  • Lawyer: Yes
  • Messenger in Revolutionary War (1780–1781)
  • Lawyer (1787–)
  • U.S. House of Representatives (1797)
  • U.S. Senate (1797–1798)
  • Justice of Tennessee Supreme Court (1798–1804)
  • Major General in the War of 1812 (1812-1815)
  • Commander of U.S. Forces in Seminole War (1817–1818)
  • Governor of Florida Territory (1821)
  • U.S. Senate (1823–1825)
  • Seventh president (1829–1837)

Writings

  • Correspondence of Andrew Jackson

Elections

 


Campaign Poster

 

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

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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