Andrew Jackson


Who composed Jackson’s unofficial “Kitchen Cabinet?”

Jackson’s “Kitchen Cabinet” consisted of Martin Van Buren—his former secretary of state who would become his vice president in his second term; Francis Preston Blair, the editor of the Washington Globe; Amos Kendell, the editor of two newspapers and later Jackson’s postmaster general; William B. Lewis, who formerly served as quartermaster under General Jackson; Andrew Jackson Donelson, his nephew; John Overton, his longtime friend and business partner; and Roger B. Taney, his attorney general whom he later nominated as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.


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