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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 met her future husband at her family's summer retreat in Newport, Rhode Island in 1804. Calhoun had just graduated from Yale and was visiting his extended family there. Floride was an attractive and well-connected South Carolinian. The couple married in 1811, the same year Calhoun was appointed to Congress.

Floride also intelligent, stubborn, and possessed a strong sense of morality which she balanced with an amiability that drew Calhoun to her. She was devoutly and deeply religious, a lifelong Episcopalian. She was also an accomplished pianist and passionate about music.

She excelled 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 ...

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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