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Encyclopedia > John Slidell
John Slidell
John Slidell

Junior Senator, Louisiana
In office
December 5, 1853February 4, 1861
Preceded by Pierre Soulé
Succeeded by William P. Kellogg

Born 1793
New York City, New York, USA
Died July 26, 1871
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Political party Democratic
Spouse Mathilde Deslonde Slidell
Profession Politician, Lawyer, Merchant

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Early life

He was born to the merchant John Slidell and the former Margery Mackenzie, a Scot. He graduated from Columbia University (then "College") in 1810. In 1835, Slidell married the former Mathilde Deslonde, and they had three children, Alfred Slidell, Marie Rosine (later comtess de St. Roman), and Matilda (later baronness d'Erlanger). Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Merchant, lawyer, politician

Slidell was in the mercantile business in New York before he relocated to New Orleans. He practiced law in New Orleans from 1819-1843. He was the district attorney in New Orleans from 1829-1833. He also served in the state's House of Representatives. Though he lost an election to the United States House in 1828, he was elected in 1842 and served one term from 1843-1845. He was minister plenipotentiary to Mexico from 1845-1846. 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Louisiana House of Representatives is the lower house in the Louisiana State Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Prior to the Mexican-American War, Slidell was sent to Mexico, by President James Knox Polk, to negotiate an agreement whereby the Rio Grande River would be the southern border of Texas. With the guidance of General Zachary Taylor, U.S. troops were stationed at the U.S./Mexico border, ready to attack upon orders. The Mexican government rejected Slidell's mission, and the United States declared war on Mexico on May 13, 1846. Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia Strength 7,000 - 43,000 18,000 - 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 killed or wounded (Mexican government... James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795–June 15, 1849) was the eleventh President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849. ... This article is about the river that empties into the Gulf of Mexico. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was an American military leader and the twelfth President of the United States. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (134th in leap years). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


At the Democratic Convention in Charleston, South Carolina, in April 1860, Slidell plotted with "fire-eaters" such as William Lowndes Yancey of Alabama to stymie the nomination of the popular Northern Democrat Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. Featured at the Democratic National Convention are speeches by prominent party figures. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... William Lowndes Yancey (August 10, 1814 - July 27, 1863), American political leader, son of Benjamin Cudworth Yancey, an able lawyer of South Carolina, of Welsh descent, was born near the Falls of the Ogeechee, Warren County, Georgia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Stephen Arnold Douglas nicknamed the Little Giant (April 23, 1813 – June 3, 1861) was an American politician from the western state of Illinois, and was the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


Civil War

Mathilde Deslonde Slidell
Mathilde Deslonde Slidell

During the American Civil War John Slidell was one of the two CSA diplomats involved in the Trent Affair in November, 1861. After having been appointed the Confederate States of America's commissioner to France in September, 1861, he ran the blockade from Charleston, South Carolina, with James Murray Mason of Virginia. They then set sail from Havana on the British mail steamer RMS Trent, but were intercepted by the U.S. Navy while en route and taken into captivity at Fort Warren in Boston. After the resolution of the Trent Affair, the two diplomats set sail for Europe on January 1, 1862. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 485 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (3128 × 3864 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 485 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (3128 × 3864 pixel, file size: 1. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (traditional) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Government Republic President... The Trent Affair, also known as the Mason and Slidell Affair, was an international diplomatic incident that occurred during the American Civil War. ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... James M. Mason James Murray Mason (November 3, 1798 - April 28, 1871) was a United States Representative and United States Senator from Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Nickname: Ciudad de las Columnas (City of the Columns) Position of Havana in Cuba Coordinates: Country Cuba Province Ciudad de La Habana Founded 1515 Government  - Mayor Juan Contino Aslán Area  - City 721. ... The RMS Trent was a British mail packet. ... The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... Fort Warren defended the harbor at Boston, Massachusetts, for over 100 years. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


John Slidell was an uncle to Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, a naval officer who commanded the USS Somers on which a unique event occurred in 1842 off the coast of Africa during the Blockade of Africa. In that incident, three crewmen were hanged after being convicted of mutiny at sea. Mackenzie reversed the order of his middle and last names to honor a maternal uncle. Alexander Slidell Mackenzie (1803-1848) was a U.S. Navy officer who served during the first half of the 19th century. ... The second USS Somers was a brig in the United States Navy during the Mexican-American War. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... In 1807 Britian outlawed the slave trade, making it illegal for British ships to transport slaves. ... Mutiny is the act of conspiring to disobey an order that a group of similarly-situated individuals (typically members of the military; or the crew of any ship, even if they are civilians) is legally obliged to obey. ...


Another brother, Thomas Slidell, was chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. // The Supreme Court of Louisiana The law of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana both have a rich history based in the colonial governments of France and Spain during the early eighteenth century. ...


Later life

Slidell moved to Paris, France, after the Civil War. He died in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England. He is interred in the Saint-Roman family private cemetery near Paris. He, Judah P. Benjamin and A. Dudley Mann were among the high-ranking Confederate officials buried abroad. The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Cowes High Street Location within the British Isles Cowes Esplanade and Cowes Castle (home of the Royal Yacht Squadron) Cowes from sea Cowes is a seaport town on the Isle of Wight, an island due south of the major southern English port of Southampton. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Judah P. Benjamin Judah Philip Benjamin (August 6, 1811–May 6, 1884) was a British-American politician and lawyer, who served as a representative in the Louisiana State Legislature, as U.S. Senator for Louisiana, in three successive cabinet posts in the government of the Confederate States of America... Ambrose Dudley Mann (April 26, 1801 - 1889) was an American diplomat, who also took part part in diplomatic missions for the Confederacy during the American Civil War. ...


Slidell was also the brother-in-law of the American naval Commodore Matthew C. Perry, who was married to Slidell's sister, Jane. Perry is remembered for opening United States trade with Japan in 1853. Matthew Calbraith Perry (April 10, 1794 - March 4, 1858) was the Commodore of the U.S. Navy who forced the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854, under the threat of military force. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


The city of Slidell in St. Tammany Parish is named in his honor. Slidell is a city in St. ... St. ...


Trivia

Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard (BO-rih-gahrd) (May 28, 1818 – February 20, 1893), best known as a general for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, was also a writer, civil servant, and inventor. ... Same man as Ranald s. ... Alexander Slidell Mackenzie (1803-1848) was a U.S. Navy officer who served during the first half of the 19th century. ...

Reference

Preceded by
Edward Douglass White Sr.
United States Representative for the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana
18431845
Succeeded by
Emile La Sére
Preceded by
Pierre Soulé
United States Senator (Class 3) from Louisiana
December 5, 1853February 4, 1861
Served alongside: Judah P. Benjamin
Succeeded by
William P. Kellogg(a)
(a) Because of Louisiana's secession, the Senate seat was vacant for seven years before Kellogg succeeded Slidell.

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ... Edward Douglass White, Sr. ... The 1st Louisiana Congressional District seat is mostly comprised of land on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, although it also contains some of the South Shore. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Emile La Sére (1802 – August 14, 1882) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. ... Pierre Soulé (August 31, 1801–March 26, 1870) was a U.S. politician and diplomat during the mid-19th century. ... Louisiana was admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... Judah P. Benjamin Judah Philip Benjamin (August 6, 1811–May 6, 1884) was a British-American politician and lawyer, who served as a representative in the Louisiana State Legislature, as U.S. Senator for Louisiana, in three successive cabinet posts in the government of the Confederate States of America... William Pitt Kellogg (December 8, 1830 August 10, 1918) was an American politician. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city Baton Rouge [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...


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John Slidell - LoveToKnow 1911 (271 words)
JOHN SLIDELL (1793-1871), American political leader and diplomatist, was born in New York City in 1793.
When Louisiana seceded in 1861, Slidell withdrew from the Senate, and late in 1861 was sent by the Confederate Government as commissioner to France.
With James M. Mason (q.v.), the Confederate commissioner to England, he was taken from the British steamer "Trent" by Captain Charles Wilkes of the United States navy, and was imprisoned at Fort Warren in Boston harbour.
John Slidell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (349 words)
John Slidell was one of the two CSA diplomats involved in the Trent Affair in November, 1861.
Slidell stayed in Europe after the Civil War; he died in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, on July 9, 1871, and is buried in the private Saint-Roman family cemetery at Villejuif, near Paris.
He was the brother of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, a naval officer who commanded the USS Somers on which a unique event occurred in 1842 off the coast of Africa during the Blockade of Africa.
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