JOHN C. FREMONT Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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John Charles Fremont                                                               
United States Senator from California                                             
In office                                                                         
September 9, 1850 - March 3, 1851                                                 
Succeeded by John B. Weller                                                       
Born January 21, 1813                                                             
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.                                                           
Died July 13, 1890                                                                 
New York City, New York, U.S.                                                     
Political party Democrat, Republican                                               
Spouse Jessie Benton Frémont                                                     
Profession Politician                                                             
Religion Episcopalian                                                             
John Charles Fremont (January 21, 1813 - July 13, 1890), was an American           
military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the   
office of President of the United States, and the first presidential candidate     
of a major party to run on a platform in opposition to slavery. During the 1840s, 
that era's penny press accorded Fremont the sobriquet The Pathfinder, which       
remains in use, sometimes as "The Great Pathfinder".