Famous People Who Died on June 8
Lawyer, Judge, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1767 - 1845
Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. He is known for founding the Democratic Party and for his support of individual liberty.
Inventor, Political Leader, Journalist / 1737 - 1809
Thomas Paine was an English American writer and pamphleteer whose "Common Sense" and other writings influenced the American Revolution, and helped pave the way for the Declaration of Independence.
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