Person:David Atchison (1)

David R Atchison
Facts and Events
Name David R Atchison
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1807 Frogtown, Marion, Kentucky, United States
Death[1] 1886
  1. 1.0 1.1 Historical Marker, in Kentucky Historical Society. Historical Marker Database [1].

    U.S. President, A Day
    Marker Number 1110
    County Fayette
    Location Lansdowne Shopping Center, Tates Creek Rd., Lexington
    Description David R. Atchison born, 1807, in Frogtown, 21/4 miles S.W. Graduated, Transylvania Univ., 1825. Admitted to Ky. bar, 1829. Moved to Mo., 1830. U.S. Senator, 1843-55. As Pres. pro tem he became President of U.S., noon Sun., Mar. 4, 1849, end of Polk's term, until Taylor's inauguration, Mon., Mar. 5. He was an organizer of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Died, 1886.