Old Hickory

  1. 7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)
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  • Andrew Jackson, American general, Democrat statesman and 7th President from 1829 to 1837, nicknamed Old Hickory, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Old Hickory was President; how he went up to the general's private apartment, where he found him in a ragged robe-de-chambre, smoking his pipe; how, when he intimated that the President might before coming down slick himself a bit, he received the half-laughing rebuke: "Buchanan, I once knew a man in Virginia who made himself independently rich by minding his own business"; Marse Henry : an autobiography,
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