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Andrew Jackson

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In office: March 4, 1829 March 4, 1837

Born: March 15, 1767, Waxhaws area (North Carolina/South Carolina border)

Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States (18291837). He was military governor of Florida (1821), commander of the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans (1815), and eponym of the era of Jacksonian democracy. 

He was a polarizing figure who dominated American politics in the 1820s and 1830s. His political ambition combined with widening political participation by more people shaped the modern Democratic Party. Renowned for his toughness, he was nicknamed "Old Hickory". 

As he based his career in developing Tennessee, Jackson was the first President primarily associated with the frontier.

Died: June 8, 1845 (age 78), Nashville, Tennessee

After retiring to Nashville, he enjoyed eight years of retirement and died at The Hermitage of chronic tuberculosis, "dropsy" and heart failure.

Where is Andrew Jackson buried?

  • The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Texas
  • Cremated, ashes scattered at sea

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Angels on your pillowThe Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee

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