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 (kăl-ho͞on′), John Caldwell 1782-1850.
Vice president of the United States (1825-1832) under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. In his political philosophy he maintained that the states had the right to nullify federal legislation that they deemed unconstitutional.


(kælˈhun, kəl-)

John Caldwell, 1782–1850, vice president of the U.S. 1825–32.
References in classic literature ?
MR CALHOUN KIDD was a very young gentleman with a very old face, a face dried up with its own eagerness, framed in blue-black hair and a black butterfly tie.
And Mr Calhoun Kidd, of the Western Sun, was bidden to take his butterfly tie and lugubrious visage down to the little house outside Oxford where Thinker Boulnois lived in happy ignorance of such a title.
He is a man of grand intellectual powers," said Calhoun Kidd in a deep voice.
But Calhoun Kidd, having finished a milk and soda, betook himself smartly up the road towards the Grey Cottage, leaving his cynical informant to his whisky and tobacco.
If that's the way he goes on he deserves to lose his wife's purest devotion," said Mr Calhoun Kidd.
It was his silent way of acknowledging an equally silent approach; for there came towards him a presence that might have satisfied even Calhoun Kidd's demands for a lovely and aristocratic ghost.
Then he sealed it and addressed it to "Captain James Calhoun, Barque 'Lone Star,' Savannah, Georgia.
There was the affair in the Latin Commons at Andover when Calhoun and I had put gunpowder in the stove--and nearly killed one of the masters.
Calhoun said: "A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.
Back in the late 90s, Christy Calhoun and her co-worker headed back to her apartment for a quiet dinner after a long day of working in a community-based public-health organization in Guatemala City.
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Jimmy Warren Calhoun, 51, was sentenced to four years of probation and 45 days in jail after pleading guilty in Lane County Circuit Court to charges of attempted second-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief.