U.S. Vice President

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Richard Mentor Johnson, 1780 - 1850, one of four Kentuckians -- more than any state, except New York -- who were U.S. Vice Presidents. Others were John C. Breckinridge, Adlai Ewing Stevenson and Alben W. Barkley. Johnson home 2 miles north. Colonel, War of 1812. Congressman, 1807 - 1819, 1929 - 1837; Senate, 1819 - 1829. Vice President with President Van Buren, 1837 - 41. Kentucky legislature, 1841 - 1842.


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