Posted on August 28, 2010 at 8:33am
In 1832, he was a 22-year old business failure.
That same year he ran for the State Legislature and was defeated.
In 1833, he was a business failure once again.
In 1836, he suffered a nervous breakdown.
In 1838, he lost in an effort to become Speaker of the House in the State
Five years later, he ran for US Congress - again it was in vain.
In 1846, he ran for Congress and won - only to lose his re-election bid… Continue