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Floride Bonneau Calhoun

Other Name:
Floride Bonneau Colhoun Calhoun
February 15, 1792
July 25, 1866
Later Residences:
Newport, RI USA
Washington, D.C., USA
Fort Hill, SC USA
Pendleton, SC USA
John C. Calhoun (January 1811)
Biographical Notes:
Floride Bonneau Colhoun spent time with her future husband at her family's summer retreat in Newport, Rhode Island in 1804. Her father, John Ewing Colhoun, and John C. Calhoun were first cousins. John C. Calhoun studied at Yale and visited his family in Newport on breaks. The couple married in 1811, the same year Calhoun was appointed to Congress.

Floride e was devoutly and deeply religious, a lifelong Episcopalian. She was also an accomplished pianist and passionate about music.

As the wife of a powerful Washington politician and became one of Washington's most popular hostesses. She was close with President Monroe who had appointed her husband his Secretary of War. In the spring of 1820, the Calhoun's infant daughter was extremely ill and the President broke established ...

Secondary Sources:
"Floride Bonneau Colhoun Calhoun." Clemson University.

Hatfield, Mark O. Vice Presidents of the United States: John C. Calhoun (1825 - 1832). Reprinted from Vice Presidents of the United States, 1789 - 1993. Washington, D. C.: U.S. Government Printing Offices, 1997.

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