Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) —
also known as "Old Hickory"; "The Farmer of
Tennessee"; "King Andrew the
of Nashville, Davidson
Born, in a log
cabin, in The Waxhaws, Lancaster
County, S.C., March
Democrat. Lawyer; U.S.
Attorney for Tennessee, 1790-97; U.S.
Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1796-97; U.S.
Senator from Tennessee, 1797-98, 1823-25; justice of
Tennessee state supreme court, 1798; general in the U.S. Army
during the War of 1812; Governor
of Florida Territory, 1821; President
of the United States, 1829-37; censured
by the U.S. Senate in 1834 over his removal of federal deposits from
the Bank of the United States; on January 30, 1835, while attending
funeral services at the Capitol Building for Rep. Warren
R. Davis of South Carolina, he was shot
at with two guns -- which both misfired -- by Richard Lawrence, a
house painter (later found not guilty by reason of insanity).
Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons.
Killed Charles Dickinson in a pistol duel,
May 30, 1806; also dueled
Hart Benton and Waightstill
Avery. Elected in 1910 to the Hall
of Fame for Great Americans.
Died, of dropsy (congestive
heart failure), in Nashville, Davidson
County, Tenn., June 8,
1845 (age 78 years, 85
Interment at The
Hermitage, Nashville, Tenn.; statue erected 1853 at Lafayette
Park, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1856 at Jackson
Square, New Orleans, La.
of Andrew Jackson (1730-1767) and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Jackson;
17, 1794, to Rachel (Donelson) Robards (aunt of Andrew
| || || Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell
family of Virginia; Caffery
family of Louisiana (subsets of the Four
Thousand Related Politicians).|
| || ||Cross-reference: Francis
| || ||Jackson counties in Ala., Ark., Colo., Fla., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Tenn., Tex., W.Va. and Wis., and Hickory County,
Mo., are named for him.|
| || ||Other politicians named for him: Andrew
A. J. Greeley
A. J. Sparks
— A. J.
J. Dunning, Jr.
| || ||Coins and currency: His portrait
appears on the U.S. $20 bill; from the 1860s until 1927, his portrait
appeared on on U.S. notes and certificates of various
denominations from $5 to $10,000. In 1861, his portrait
appeared on Confederate States $1,000 notes.
| || ||Campaign slogan: "Let the people
| || ||See also congressional
biography — Govtrack.us
page — Wikipedia article — U.S.
State Dept career summary — NNDB
dossier — Find-A-Grave
memorial — OurCampaigns
candidate detail — Tennessee
| || ||Books about Andrew Jackson: Robert
Vincent Remini, The
Life of Andrew Jackson — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew
Jackson : The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832 —
Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew
Jackson : The Course of American Democracy,
1833-1845 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew
Jackson : The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 —
Andrew Burstein, The
Passions of Andrew Jackson — David S. Heidler & Jeanne
T. Heidler, Old
Hickory's War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for
Empire — Donald B. Cole, The
Presidency of Andrew Jackson — H. W. Brands, Andrew
Jackson : His Life and Times — Jon Meacham, American
Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House — Donald Barr
| || ||Image source: Portrait & Biographical
Album of Washtenaw County (1891)|
John Williamson McGavock (1846-1934) —
also known as J. W. McGavock —
of Max Meadows, Wythe
Born in Wytheville, Wythe
County, Va., October
Republican. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer;
alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia,
candidate for U.S.
Senator from Virginia, 1922.
by an automobile, and died in a hospital
soon after, in Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade
County), Fla., March
20, 1934 (age 87 years, 146
Interment at Oglesby Cemetery, Fort Chiswell, Va.
of Ephraim McGavock and Abie Jouet (Williamson) McGavock; married to
Emily Maria Graham and Jane Byrd Pendleton.|
| || ||See also Find-A-Grave