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Balie Peyton of Tennessee: Nineteenth Century Politics and Thoroughbreds

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Balie Peyton of Tennessee: Nineteenth Century Politics and Thoroughbreds - Durham, Walter T
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Balie Peyton lived a life of contrasts. As a congressman from Tennessee in the nineteenth century, he shaped national policy. Elected as a follower of President Andrew Jackson, he turned against the Jackson administration in his second term and helped found the opposition Whig Party. He quit Congress after two terms, but remained active in politics. Peyton also had another love -- thoroughbred horses -- but financial success in turf matters always seemed to elude him. In the ultimate contrast, Balie Peyton was a loyal ...

Balie Peyton of Tennessee: Nineteenth Century Politics and Thoroughbreds 2004, Hillsboro Press

ISBN-13: 9781577363231

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