Profession: US Vice President
Why Famous: A statesman and political theorist from South Carolina.
Best known for his intense and original defense of slavery as something positive, his distrust of majoritarianism and for pointing the South toward secession from the Union in 1860–1861.
- 1811-01-08 US Vice President John C. Calhoun (28) weds Floride Bonneau (19)
- 1828-12-19 Report by US Vice President John C. Calhoun defending the rights of states to nullify federal laws is presented to the South Carolina legislature but it takes no action
- 1832-12-28 John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)