Richard Mentor Johnson

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(1780–1850)
Richard Mentor Johnson was the ninth Vice President of the United States, serving in the Democratic administration of Martin Van Bruen.

Synopsis

Richard Mentor Johnson was the ninth Vice President of the United States, serving in the administration of Martin Van Bruen. He was the only vice-president ever elected by the United States Senate under the rules of the Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution. Johnson faced opposition over the fact that he had a long-term relationship with a female slave and fathered two children by her.

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