CRITTENDEN, JOHN JORDAN
\kɹˈɪtəndən], \kɹˈɪtəndən], \k_ɹ_ˈɪ_t_ə_n_d_ə_n]\
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(1787-1863), was in early life a lawyer, Attorney-General of Illinois Territory, and a soldier in the War of 1812. Few Americans have been U. S. Senators at such different periods. Crittenden was in the Senate from Kentucky in 1817-19, and again in 1835-41, 1842-49, and 1855-61. In the intervals he was a U. S. District Attorney, was Attorney-General under Harrison in 1841, and again under Fillmore in 1850-53. He was a prominent Whig. He supported Bell and Everett in i860, and after the election he came forward with the "Crittenden Compromise " in the vain attempt to avert the impending war. He sided with the North, and in 1861-63 was a member of the House of Representatives from Kentucky.
By John Franklin Jameson
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