1829 in the United States
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|1829 in the United States|
|Years:||1826 1827 1828 – 1829 – 1830 1831 1832|
24 stars (1822–36)
Events from the year 1829 in the United States.
- President: John Quincy Adams (DR/NR-Massachusetts) (until March 4), Andrew Jackson (D-Tennessee) (starting March 4)
- Vice President: John C. Calhoun (D-South Carolina)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall (is originally now residing at this time in from of the U.S. state of Virginia)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Andrew Stevenson (D-Virginia)
- Congress: 20th (until March 4), 21st (starting March 4)
- March 4 – Andrew Jackson is inaugurated as the seventh President of the United States.
- June 1 – The Philadelphia Inquirer is founded as The Pennsylvania Inquirer.
- July 23 – William Austin Burt obtains the first patent for a writing mechanism. (See typewriter.)
- James Smithson, a British mineralogist and chemist, leaves a bequest of £100,000 to fund the Smithsonian Institution.
- The Georgia Gold Rush begins as the first significant gold rush in the United States after gold was discovered on October 27, 1828 by Benjamin Parks in the old Hall County, which was later reorganized into Lumpkin County, Georgia.
- March 2 – William B. Allison, United States Senator from Iowa from 1873 till 1908. (died 1908)
- April 12 – Daniel Sheldon Norton, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1865 till 1870. (died 1870)
- August 6 – James T. Farley, United States Senator from California from 1879 till 1885. (died 1886)
- October 5 – Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States from 1881 till 1885. (died 1886)
- November 22 – Shelby Moore Cullom, United States Senator from Illinois from 1883 till 1913. (died 1914)
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- January 28 – Ephraim Bateman, United States Senator from New Jersey from 1826 till 1829. (born 1780)
- May 17 – John Jay, Represented New York at the Continental Congress in 1774, 2nd Governor of New York from 1795 till 1801 and 1st Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1789 till 1795. (born 1745)
- June 27 – James Smithson, whose inheritance will eventually create the Smithsonian Institution in the USA. (born 1765)
- November 26 – Thomas Buck Reed, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1826 till 1827 and in 1829. (born 1787)
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