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Andrew Jackson
by John T. Marck



 
 
 

 

 

ANDREW JACKSON

7th President

Term- March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837

Democratic Party

 

Birth: "The Waxhaws", South Carolina, March 15, 1767.

Ancestry: Scotch-Irish

Marriage: Natchez, Mississippi, August 1, 1791 to Rachel Donelson Robards, who was born in Halifax County, Virginia, June 15, 1767. Rachel died in Nashville, Tennessee, December 22, 1828, and is buried at "The Hermitage", Nashville, Tennessee.

Children: Andrew Jackson, Jr., (adopted)(1810 - ?)

Home: "The Hermitage", Nashville, Tennessee.

Education: Attended public school; studied law in Salisbury, South Carolina.

Religion: Presbyterian

Occupation before Presidency: Lawyer, soldier, politician.

Military Service: Judge advocate of Davidson County Militia (1791); Major general of Tennessee Militia (1802-1812); Major General of U.S. Army (1814-1821).

Pre-Presidential Offices: Attorney General of Western District of North Carolina; Delegate to Tennessee State Constitutional Convention; Member of U.S. House of Representatives and Senate; Tennessee Supreme Court Judge; Governor of Florida Territory.

Age at Inauguration: 61

First Administration: Vice-President: John Calhoun of South Carolina (resigned 12/28/1832), Inauguration March 4, 1829, The Capital, Washington D.C.

Second Administration: Vice-President: Martin Van Buren of New York, Inauguration March 4, 1833, House of Representatives, Washington D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Retired

Death: "The Hermitage", Nashville, Tennessee, June 8, 1845

Cause of Death: Consumption, dropsy, partly from old wounds, at age 78.

Place of Burial: "The Hermitage", Nashville, Tennessee.

Interesting Facts:

As a teenager captive in the revolutionary war, Jackson refused to clean a British Officer's boots, and was scarred for life by the man's sword.

Jackson was the first of seven presidents to be born in a log cabin.

Jackson had a scar on his forehead that he received when he was thirteen-years-old. He received it when he was struck with a sword by a British officer when Jackson refused to clean the officer's boots.

Copyrightę John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.