John Calhoon

John Calhoon

Henry County, Kentucky, USA
Death 15 Oct 1852 (aged 59)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Calhoun, McLean County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 35247207 · View Source
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US Congressman. He studied law and became an attorney. Calhoon served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1820 to 1821 and 1829 to 1830. In 1827 he appeared to be the successful Adams nominee for the US House of Representatives in the special election held to fill the seat left vacant when William S. Young died, but an irregularity in the voting caused Calhoon and his opponent, Thomas Chilton, to petition the governor for a new election, which Chilton won. In 1835 he was elected to the US House as Anti-Jacksonian and he was reelected as a Whig, serving two terms, 1835 to 1839. He did not run for reelection in 1838 and moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he continued to practice law. In 1842 he returned to Kentucky and was appointed Judge of the District Court, where he served until a change in the state Constitution eliminated the position. The city of Calhoun, Kentucky was named for him. Originally Calhoon, its spelling was changed around 1900.

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