Profiles in Courage Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

John Quincy Adams - The son of a former U.S. President, he was groomed from an early age for a political career. He became the first President whose father had also held that office.

Thomas Hart Benton - A senator from Missouri from 1821 to 1844, he refused to go along with Missouri's political leanings toward secession from the Union.

Sam Houston - His political career included being Governor of Tennessee, Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Militia, Senator from Texas, and Governor of Texas until he resigned when Texas voted to secede from the Union.

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar - An eloquent Southerner who worked for reconciliation and unity after the Civil War. He ultimately ended up as a justice of the United States supreme Court.

George Norris - He was noted for opposing President Woodrow Wilson who wanted to arm American merchant marine ships during World War I...

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