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John C. Bell (II)


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1860 Whig President 9136 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: February 15, 1797 near Nashville, Tennessee
Married: Sally Dickinson, Jane Yeatman
Died: September 10, 1869 near Dover, Tennessee

1817-181?: Senator, Tennessee State Legislature
1827-1841: Member, United States House of Representatives of Congress [Tennessee]
1834-1835: Speaker, United States House of Representatives
1841: United States Secretary of War
1847: Representative, Tennessee State Legislature
1847-1859: Member, United States Senate [Tennessee]

  • Bell was the last Whig Party candidate for President. Previous Whig Presidents had included William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, and Millard Fillmore.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []