David Rice Atchison - President for a Day?

David Rice Atchison was a two-term U.S. senator from Missouri in the mid-19th century. This included six years as Senate president pro tempore, at the time… read more

David Rice Atchison was a two-term U.S. senator from Missouri in the mid-19th century. This included six years as Senate president pro tempore, at the time placing him third in the presidential line of succession. It was Mr. Atchison’s service in this position that -- some contend -- elevated him to the presidency for 24 hours in March 1849. Chris Taylor, director of the Atchison County Historical Society, discussed Mr. Atchison’s life and explored the question of whether he should be recognized as the nation’s 12th president. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event in 2014 and provided the video. Chris Taylor passed away in 2019. close

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David Rice Atchison - President for a Day?

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Program ID:
475213-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Sep 05, 2020 | 5:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Sep 13, 2020 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Sep 05, 2020 | 5:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 06, 2020 | 3:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2020 | 12:26am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2020 | 5:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2020 | 2:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2020 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2020 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3