Former Senator from Tennessee
What was John Bell's Slogan?
John Bell, a representative of the new Constitutional Union Party, won the support of Upper South states hoping to disable the emergency with a platform of "the Union as it is and the Constitution as it is."
What was John Bell's view on Southern secession?
Bell, perhaps sensing that his anti-secession position would not be well received, declined to attend the meeting and sent a written message, expressing his anti-secession views.
John Bell-Election of 1860
One political backer
- Born: February 18, 1796, Nashville, TN
- Died: September 10, 1869
- Education: Cumberland University ,University of Nashville
- Political Party: Know Nothing, National Republican Party, etc.