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johnson, reverdy

constitutional lawyer, U.S. senator from Maryland (1845-49, 1863-68), attorney general under President Zachary Taylor (1849-50), and minister to Great Britain (1868-69). Able to grasp either side of an issue, he was called "the Trimmer" for his ability to bring about compromises.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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