Monday, April 16, 2012

Some Personalities from the Compromise of 1850

After reading America's Great Debate, I thought it might be beneficial to share images of some of the major players in the Compromise of 1850. While I have never been one to "judge a book by its cover," it is interesting to know what these famous politicians looked like. Enjoy.

President Zachary Taylor, Louisiana, Whig

Vice President then President Millard Fillmore, New York, Whig

Senator Henry Clay, Kentucky, Whig

Senator John C. Calhoun, South Carolina, Democrat

Senator Daniel Webster, Massachusetts, Whig

Senator Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois, Democrat

Senator Jefferson Davis, Mississippi, Democrat

Senator Henry S. Foote, Mississippi, Democrat

Senator Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri, Democrat

Senator Robert M.T. Hunter, Virginia, Democrat

Senator Howell Cobb, Georgia, Democrat

Senator James M. Mason, Virginia, Democrat

Senator Samuel Houston, Texas, Democrat

Senator John P. Hale, New Hampshire, Free Soil

Senator George Badger, North Carolina, Whig

Images Courtesy Library of Congress

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