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John CALHOON

(1797- )

CALHOON, John, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Henry County, Ky., in 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1820, 1821, 1829, and 1830; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Twentieth Congress; received the credentials of an election as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress, held November 5-7, 1827, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative William S. Young, but, in order to avoid a contest, resigned and, together with his opponent, Thomas Chilton, petitioned the Governor for a new election; was again unsuccessful; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); was not a candidate for reelection to the Twenty-sixth Congress; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1839; resumed the practice of law; returned to Kentucky; appointed judge of the fourteenth judicial district in January 1842; death date unknown.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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