Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Breckinridge” in chapter 20 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
... as the nominee of the State-rights party for President.
He continued until Lincoln's inauguration to preside over the Senate, when he took his seat in that body as Senator from Kentucky.
With Breckinridge 's powerful hold on all classes in Kentucky, it was in his power, at any time before June 1st, by putting himself at the head of a party of movement, to have dictated the policy of the State.
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