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John Slidell
Birth: 1793
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1871
Isle of Wight, England

US Senator. He graduated from Columbia University in 1810 and became an attorney and businessman, relocating to New Orleans in 1819. From 1829 to 1833 he was Louisiana's United States Attorney. In 1842 Slidell was elected to the US House as a Democrat and served one full term and part of another. In 1845 he was appointed US Minister to Mexico, but the Mexican government, believing that war with the US over Texas was imminent, refused to accept him. In 1853 Slidell was elected to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. He was later elected to a full term and served until February 1861, when he resigned to join the Confederacy. In 1861 he was appointed Commissioner charged with obtaining formal English and French recognition of the Confederate government. Attempting to circumvent a Union blockade, he sailed from Cuba on the British ship Trent. The Trent was overtaken by a Union ship, and Slidell and fellow Commissioner John Mason were imprisoned in Boston. Upon his release in 1862 Slidell left the US and resided in England and France. His daughters married members of the French nobility, with Marie Rosine becoming Countess de Saint-Roman and Matilda becoming Baronness d'Erlanger. The city of Slidell in Louisiana's St. Tammany Parish is named for him. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Slidell (____ - 1816)
  Margaret MacKenzie Slidell (1773 - 1838)
 
 Spouses:
  Maria Mathilde Deslonde Slidell (1815 - 1870)*
  Mathilde Deslondes Slidell (1800 - 1870)*
 
 Children:
  Julia Slidell Rodgers (____ - 1889)*
 
 Siblings:
  William J Slidell (____ - 1828)*
  John Slidell (1793 - 1871)
  Jane Slidell Perry (1797 - 1879)*
  Alexander Slidell Mackenzie (1803 - 1849)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint-Roman Family Cemetery
Villejuif
Departement du Val-de-Marne
Īle-de-France, France
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Apr 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19030893
John Slidell
Added by: Bill McKern
 
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That Trent affair was alot deeper involved that most people understand. Rest in peace, Mr. Slidell.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014

- Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
 Added: Mar. 22, 2013

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