Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
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1881
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New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
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1899
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Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
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JOHNSON, Richard Mentor

II.216.1

JOHNSON, Richard Mentor, vice-president of the United States 1837-41 (see DISPUTED ELECTIONS, III.), was born at Bryant's Station, Ky., Oct. 17, 1781, studied law, and became a colonel of volunteers in the war of 1812. He was a democratic representative in congress 1807-19 and 1829-37, and United States senator 1820-29. He was the democratic candidate in 1840 for vice-president, but was defeated. (See DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN PARTY, IV.)

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