Encyclopedia  |   World Factbook  |   World Flags  |   Reference Tables  |   List of Lists     
   Academic Disciplines  |   Historical Timeline  |   Themed Timelines  |   Biographies  |   How-Tos     
Sponsor by The Tattoo Collection
John Slidell
Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

John Slidell

John Slidell (1793 - 1871) was a senator and diplomat to Mexico during the Mexican-American War. He was sent to Mexico by President Polk in 1846 to negotiate an agreement whereby the Rio Grande River would be the southern border of Texas. He was rejected and the United States declared war on Mexico on 13 May 1846.

The city of Slidell, Louisiana is named after him.

John Slidell is also the name of one of the two CSA diplomats involved in the Trent Affair in November, 1861.

This article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by [ expanding it].