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John Breckinridge

Other Name:
John Breckenridge
Home Town:
Staunton, VA
Later Residences:
Lexington, KY
Mary Cabell Breckinridge (June 28,1785)
Biographical Notes:
Breckenridge was a Senator from Kentucky; born near Staunton, Augusta County, Va., December 2, 1760; educated at Augusta Academy, near Staunton (now Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.), and at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va.; elected a member of the house of burgesses in 1780 when nineteen years of age, but being under age was not allowed to take his seat until elected the third time; served as subaltern in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1785 and commenced practice in Charlottesville, Va.; elected as a Democrat to the Third Congress, but resigned in 1792 before the commencement of the congressional term; moved to Kentucky in 1793 and resumed the practice of law in Lexington; unsuccessful candidate for election to ...

Secondary Sources:
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress accessed April 7, 2011.

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