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Orpheus Calhoun
35th [[President of the United States]]
In office
January 20, 1957 – January 20, 1965
Vice President Adlai Stevenson (1957-1961)
John F. Kennedy (1961-1965)
Preceded by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Succeeded by Richard Nixon
United States Senator
from Rhode Island
In office
January 3, 1950 – November 19, 1956
Serving with Theodore F. Green
Preceded by Edward L. Leahy
Succeeded by John O. Pastore
Mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island United States Senate Majority Leader
In office
1943–1950
Personal details
Born Orpheus Christopher Calhoun
January 12, 1893
US flag 44 stars Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Political party Democratslogo Democrat
Spouse(s) Ann-Marie Lautrec (m. 1919-1962)
Children Benjamin (b. 1922),
Rose (b. 1925),
Sidney (b. 1927)
Residence Washington, DC (during Presidency)
Providence, RI (private)
Alma mater Dartmouth University
Profession Journalist
Religion Presbyterian
Military service
Allegiance Flag of the United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1917-1919
Rank Sergeant
Unit American Expeditionary Force Siberia
Battles/wars Russian Civil War
  • Allied Intervention

Orpheus Christopher Calhoun was an American journalist and politician who served as the 35th President of the United States between 1957 and 1965. During his Presidency, he oversaw such events as Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba and the subsequent Missile Crisis; the launching of the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1; the peak of the Civil Rights movement including the March on Washington; the beginning of the "British Invasion"; and the early stage of the Vietnam War.

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