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Favorable or Unfavorable #81: John Breckinridge


Favorable or Unfavorable #81: John Breckinridge  

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John Breckinridge (KY-JR) is the grandfather of the more well-known John C Breckinridge of the 1850s and 1860s. Not captured in his actions is that he enslaved 70 humans and was considered one of the largest slaveholders in KY. 

His actions:

Breckinridge, John 1798 Plays lead role in getting death penalty abolished in KY for all crimes except 1st degree murder
Breckinridge, John 1798 Lead role in getting Jefferson's KY Resolution read in the state
Breckinridge, John 1801 Operates as Jefferson's floor leader in the US House
Breckinridge, John 1802 moves to repeal Judiciary Act of 1801
Breckinridge, John 1803 helps steer LA Purchase through Congress
Breckinridge, John 1804 1 of 4 to vote to impeach Justice Samuel Chase on every article of impeachment
Breckinridge, John 1804 Pushed as a VP possibility for Jefferson
Breckinridge, John 1805 Confirmed Att Gen for Jefferson (Lincoln having resigned as Att Gen) after two others declined the job
Breckinridge, John 1806 Dies in office at age 46 of tuberculosis
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