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  2. John J. Crittenden - Wikipedia

    John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1787 – July 26, 1863) was an American statesman and politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and twice served as United States Attorney General in the administrations of William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore.

  3. John J. Crittenden | American statesman | Britannica

    John J. Crittenden, in full John Jordan Crittenden, (born Sept. 10, 1787, near Versailles, Ky., U.S.—died July 26, 1863, Frankfort, Ky.), American statesman best known for the so-called Crittenden Compromise (q.v.), his attempt to resolve sectional differences on the eve of the American Civil War.

  4. Crittenden Compromise - HISTORY

    Senator John J. Crittenden, a Kentucky Whig and disciple of Henry Clay, proposed six constitutional amendments and four resolutions. The amendments made major concessions to southern concerns.

  5. Crittenden Compromise | United States history | Britannica

    December 1860 - March 2, 1861. Key People: John J. Crittenden. See all related content →. Crittenden Compromise, (1860–61), in U.S. history, series of measures intended to forestall the American Civil War, futilely proposed in Congress by Senator John J. Crittenden of Kentucky in December 1860.

  6. John Jordan Crittenden | eHISTORY - Ohio State University

    For John J. Crittenden, the integrity of the Union came before all else. Born in 1787 in Kentucky, Crittenden would go to have a distinguished a career as anyone in politics. Having gone to college at William and Mary, he passed the bar in 1807 and set up his legal practice in his home state of Kentucky, where he quickly rose to prominence.

  7. The 1860 Compromise That Would Have Preserved ... - HISTORY

    The Crittenden Compromise was the creation of John J. Crittenden, a 74-year-old slaveholder and Democratic senator from Kentucky, who emerged with a compromise that he claimed would end the ...

  8. 2nd Lt. John J. Crittenden, 7th US Cavalry - geni family tree

    John Jordan Crittenden (June 7, 1854 – June 25, 1876) was an officer in the United States Army and a member of the Crittenden family, who were prominent in political and military circles throughout the 19th century. He was killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in the Montana Territory while on temporary assignment in the 7th U.S. Cavalry ...