John C. Breckinridge

General John C Breckinridge
Portrait of John C. Breckinridge

5th Confederate States Secretary of War
February 6, 1865 – February 18, 1867

Predecessor: James A. Seddon
Successor: James Longstreet

14th Vice President of the United States
March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1861

Predecessor: William R. King
Successor: Hannibal Hamlin

United States Senator from Kentucky
March 4, 1861 – December 4, 1861

Predecessor: John J. Crittenden
Successor: Garrett Davis

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 8th district
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855

Predecessor: Charles Morehead
Successor: Alexander Keith Marshall
Born: January 16, 1821
Lexington, Kentucky
Died: May 17, 1875
Lexington, Kentucky
Political Party: Democrat

John Cabell Breckinridge (January 16, 1821 – May 17, 1875)5th Confederate States Secretary of War was an American lawyer, politician and Confederate General. He served as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Kentucky and was the 14th Vice President of the United States (1857–1861), to date the youngest vice president in U.S. history, inaugurated at age 36.

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