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THE MEMORY OF MY FRIEND

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THE MEMORY OF MY FRIEND
John J. Crittenden
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This article is about the U.S. politician. For his grandson, the soldier killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, see John J. Crittenden III.
John J. Crittenden
John Jordan Crittenden - Brady 1855.jpg
15th and 22nd United States Attorney General
In office
July 22, 1850 – March 4, 1853
President Millard Fillmore
Preceded by Reverdy Johnson
Succeeded by Caleb Cushing
In office
March 5, 1841 – September 12, 1841
President William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
Preceded by Henry Gilpin
Succeeded by Hugh Legaré
17th Governor of Kentucky
In office
September 6, 1848 – July 31, 1850
Lieutenant John Helm
Preceded by William Owsley
Succeeded by John L. Helm
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 8th district
In office
July 4, 1861 – July 26, 1863
Preceded by William Simms
Succeeded by William Randall
United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1861
Preceded by Archibald Dixon
Succeeded by John Breckinridge
In office
March 31, 1842 – June 12, 1848
Preceded by Henry Clay
Succeeded by Thomas Metcalfe
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1841
Preceded by George Bibb
Succeeded by James Morehead
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1819
Preceded by Martin Hardin
Succeeded by Richard Johnson
Personal details
Born John Jordan Crittenden
September 10, 1787
Versailles, Kentucky, United States
Died July 26, 1863 (aged 75)
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Political party Unionist Party (1861–1863)
Other political
affiliations Democratic-Republican Party (Before 1825)
National Republican Party (1825–1830)
Whig Party (1830–1856)
American Party (1856–1859)
Constitutional Union (1859–1861)
Spouse(s) Sarah Lee
Maria Knox Todd
Elizabeth Moss
Alma mater Washington College
College of William and Mary
Profession Lawyer
Religion Presbyterianism
Signature
Military service
Service/branch Kentucky Militia
Battles/wars War of 1812
Crittenden as he appears at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1787 – July 26, 1863) was a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in both 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. He was also the 17th governor of Kentucky and served in the state legislature. Although frequently mentioned as a potential candidate for the U.S. presidency, he never consented to run for the office.

During his early political career, Crittenden served in the Kentucky House of Representatives and was chosen as speaker on several occasions. With the advent of the Second Party System, he allied with the National Republican (later Whig) Party and was a fervent supporter of Henry Clay and opponent of Democrats Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. Jackson supporters in the Senate refused to confirm Crittenden's nomination by J

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