John C. Frémont

John C. Frémont
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John C. Frémont, 1852 portrait, by William S. Jewett
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Personal details
Born
John Charles Fremon

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Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
DiedJuly 13, 1890(1890-07-13) (aged 77)
New York City, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jessie Benton
Alma materCollege of Charleston
ProfessionSoldier
SignatureJohn C. Frémont's signature
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1838–1848
1861–1864
RankMajor General
CommandsCalifornia Battalion
Department of the West

John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American military officer, and explorer. He was the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States in 1856.

Frémont was born on January 21, 1813 in Savannah, Georgia. He studied at the College of Charleston. Frémont was married to Jessie Benton from 1841 until his death in 1890. They had no children. Frémont died on July 13, 1890 in his home in New York City from peritonitis, aged 77.

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