November 22, 1846 - December 3, 1932

Lexington, Kentucky

Member of the United States Congress, Minister to Russia. Son of Vice-President John Cabell Breckinridge. During the Civil War he served as a private in the Confederate army and later as a midshipmen in the Confederate navy. He was a graduate of Washington College while Robert E. Lee was president of that institution. In 1882 he was elected as a Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas and served multiple terms. From 1894-97 he was Minister to Russia