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John Adair
John Adair

John Adair (January 9, 1757May 19, 1840) was an American pioneer, soldier and statesman of Mercer County, Kentucky. He was governor of Kentucky and represented the state in both the U.S. House and Senate. ImageMetadata File history File links Adair_John. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Adair_John. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Military career

John was born in Chester County, South Carolina to a Scottish immigrant, William Adair. He served in the state militia in the American Revolutionary War, them moved to the Kentucky frontier in 1788. In Kentucky, he continued his participation in the militia, serving as Captain, Major, Lt. Colonel, amd ultimatly as a Brigadier General. He fought in several campaigns against various Indian tribes, including service with Arthur St. Clair's forces in Ohio in 1791. Chester County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Transport in Scotland Timeline of Scottish history Caledonia List of not fully sovereign nations Subdivisions of Scotland National parks (Scotland) Traditional music of Scotland Flower of Scotland Wars of Scottish Independence National Trust for Scotland Historic houses in Scotland Castles in Scotland Museums in Scotland Abbeys and priories in Scotland... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen British colonies in North America. ... Assiniboin Boy, an Atsina Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory which is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. ... Arthur St. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George V. Voinovich (R) Official language(s) None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


During the War of 1812 he again took service, and saw action at the Battle of the Thames in Ontario in 1813. The following year, he led 1,100 Kentucky riflemen in support of General Jackson's expedition that ended with the victory in the Battle of New Orleans. The War of 1812 was a conflict fought on land in North America and at sea around the world between the United States and United Kingdom from 1812 to 1815. ... The Battle of the Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, was a decisive American victory in the War of 1812 which took place on October 5, 1813. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th) • Land 917,741 km² • Water 158,654 km² (14. ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845), one of the founders of the Democratic Party, was the seventh President of the United States, serving from 1829 to 1837. ... The Battle of New Orleans, also known as the Battle of Chalmette Plantation, took place on January 8, 1815, during the War of 1812, when the United States forces defeated the British. ...


Political career

Adair had been a delegate in the convention when South Carolina ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. His new neighbors in Kentucky sent him to their convention in 1792 to draft the first state Constitution. He was first elected to the Kentucky state House of Representatives for their 1793 session. He would be elected to this office by Mercer County for a thirteen different sesions, the last in 1817. He served as the Speaker of the House from 1801 to 1803. State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Official language(s) English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density... The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1801 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1805 he was elected to the United States Senate to finish the term of John Breckinridge. But, about this time his career ran into trouble. While he was never indicted or even accused, his close association with Aaron Burr caused people to doubt him, and he lost the election for a full term in the next year. He immediately left the Senate, resigning on November 18, 1806. 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... John Breckinridge served many positions in government throughout his life. ... Vice President Aaron Burr Alternate meaning: Rev. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


His participation in the War of 1812 restored his reputation. He returned to the state's House, and was elected as its Governor, serving from 1820 to 1824. His term was not particularly distinguished, as several banking crisis and recesion brought the state government near to failure. He did manage to begin the state's University system, and pushed for major improvement in highways and commerce. 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


John made one more appearance in national afairs, when he was elected to the U.S. House as a Jackson Democrat for the 1831 to 1833 term. He died at home in Harrodsburg, but in 1872 his grave was moved to the Frankfort Cemetery in the state capital. Twenty-second United States Congress Links and spelling have to be verified. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Harrodsburg is a city located in Mercer County, Kentucky. ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ...


External links

  • Biographic sketch at U.S. Congress website

Preceded by:
Gabriel Slaughter
Governor of Kentucky
1820–1824
Succeeded by:
Joseph Desha


This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ...

Governors of Kentucky
Shelby | Garrard | Greenup | Scott | Shelby | Madison | Slaughter | Adair | Desha | Metcalfe | J. Breathitt | J. Morehead | Clark | Wickliffe | Letcher | Owsley | Crittenden | Helm | Powell | C. Morehead | Magoffin | Robinson | Bramlette | Helm | Stevenson | Leslie | McCreary | Blackburn | Knott | Buckner | Brown | Bradley | Taylor | Goebel | Beckham | Willson | McCreary | Stanley | Black | Morrow | Fields | Sampson | Laffoon | Chandler | Johnson | Willis | Clements | Wetherby | Chandler | Combs | E. Breathitt | Nunn | Ford | Carroll | Brown, Jr. | Collins | Wilkinson | Jones | Patton | Fletcher

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