John Gaillard

John Gaillard

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Gaillard was a U.S. Senator from South Carolina. Gaillard was born in St. Stephen's district, South Carolina on September 5, 1765. He was of Huguenot descent. He was elected to the United States Senate in place of Pierce Butler, who resigned, and served from January 31, 1805 until his death. He voted for the war of 1812. On account of the death of two Vice Presidents during his term, he was chosen to preside over the Senate President pro tempore in every Congress from the 11th and 13th to the 18th. He was also the Acting Vice President or next in line to the presidency two days after the death of Vice President Elbridge Gerry from November 25, 1814 to March 4, 1817. Thomas H. Benton, in his " Thirty Years' View," says: " Urbane in his manners, amiable in temper, scrupulously impartial, uniting absolute firmness of purpose with the greatest gentleness of manners-such were the qualifications which commended him to the presidency of the senateshow more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135751514
  • 9786135751512