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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Jonathan Atkins, "John Bell," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, 2009. Retrieved: October 10, 2012.
  2. Correspondence of James K. Polk, by James Knox Polk, Volume 6 (1842-1843), page 17
  3. The Political Lincoln: An Encyclopedia, by Paul Finkelman and Martin J. Hershock, 2008, page 52
  4. "Congress slaveowners", The Washington Post, January 27, 2022, retrieved January 30, 2022
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 Joseph Parks, John Bell of Tennessee (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1950).
  6. Anthony Gene Carey, Parties, Slavery, and the Union in Antebellum Georgia (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1997), p. 185.
  7. "Old Lines Whig of Maury". Nashville Daily Patriot. Nashville, Tennessee. September 3, 1856. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  8. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bell, John (political leader)"  . Encyclopædia Britannica . Vol. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  9. Breckinridge had the support of the influential U.S. Senator John Slidell. Another Louisiana figure, Pierre Soulé, backed Douglas. John D. Winters, The Civil War in Louisiana, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1963, ISBN   0-8071-0834-0, p. 5
  10. 1 2 3 Oliver Perry Temple, East Tennessee and the Civil War (Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press, 1995), pp. 234-236.
  11. William G. Brownlow, Sketches of the Rise, Progress and Decline of Secession (Philadelphia: G.W. Childs, 1862), pp. 208-209.

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John Bell
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Bell in 1858
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
November 22, 1847 March 3, 1859
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th congressional district

1827–1841
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chair of the House Judiciary Committee
1832–1834
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
1834–1835
Succeeded by
Preceded by United States Secretary of War
1841
Succeeded by
U.S. Senate
Preceded by U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Tennessee
1847–1859
Served alongside: Hopkins L. Turney, James C. Jones, Andrew Johnson
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Constitutional Union nominee for President of the United States
1860
Party dissolved