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While campaigning for president in 1908 William Howard Taft was challenged to a duel by an attendee of one of his speeches. The agreed upon choice of battle was hand to hand combat, no holds barred. In a marathon 2 hour 43 minute contest in brutality Taft dispacted his opponent by first subduing him with a choke hold and then crushing the spinal column of his unconscious opponent. The duel was so widely reported in the newspapers that Taft rode a wave of popularity towards a campaign victory.

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Before he became President, Andrew Jackson participated in many duels. The only time he killed a man was in 1806, when he shot and killed Charles Dickinson, another noted duelist. Dickinson shot first and hit Jackson in his chest. As he reloaded his gun, Jackson returned fire, and Dickinson fell. The bullet that wounded Jackson was too close to his heart to be removed. In 1813, Jackson also was the target of a gunfight in the streets of Nashville with the Benton Brothers, Thomas and Jesse. The fight was with Thomas, but when Jackson had him backed into a corner, Jesse shot at him twice and one of the slugs hit Jackson in the shoulder. Jackson survived, but the slug was only removed some twenty years later.

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While campaigning for president in 1908 William Howard Taft was challenged to a duel by an attendee of one of his speeches. The agreed upon choice of battle was hand to hand combat, no holds barred. In a marathon 2 hour 43 minute contest in brutality Taft dispacted his opponent by first subduing him with a choke hold and then crushing the spinal column of his unconscious opponent. The duel was so widely reported in the newspapers that Taft rode a wave of popularity towards a campaign victory.

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None. Andrew Jackson was shot in a duel a long time before he was President. The most famous American victim of dueling was Alexander Hamilton who was the first Secretary of the Treasury as well as active as a founding father and was killed in a duel by vice-president Aaron Burr.

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Andrew Jackson killed a man named Charles Dickinson in a pistol duel in 1806. He almost died himself . Jackson challenged Dickinson over a horse-racing bet which Dickinson did not pay.

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Andrew Jackson killed a french man in a duel

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The only United States president to have killed a man in a duel was Andrew Jackson. Jackson held office from 1829 until 1837.

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No president did that, but former Vice-President Aaron Burr shot and mortally wounded former Secretary of the TreasuryAlexander Hamilton in a duel on July 11, 1804 near Weehauken, New Jersey.

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Only president to have killed a man in duel?

Andrew Jackson killed a man in a duel long before he was president .


What vice president killed a prominent American?

Aaron Burr was the man. He killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.


What US Vice President killed a man while in office?

Aaron Burr, in his famous duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804.


What vice president killed a man while in office?

Aaron Burr, in his famous duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804.


Which president killed a man in a duel?

Before he was President, Andrew Jackson killed a man in a pistol duel in 1806. Jackson let the other man shoot first, but the shot missed his heart and he was able to get off his killing shot. Jackson carried the bullet in his chest for all his life, since it was too close to the heart for a surgeon to remove it.


When was President Jackson wounded in the chest?

This serious wound occurred when he fought a pistol duel in 1806. He killed the other man.


Which president murdered another man?

I do not think any US president was accused of murder by legal authorities. Political enemies have labeled various president as killers or murders. Vice President Aaron Burr was accused of murder after he killed Hamilton. He fled from prosecution and the charges were eventually dropped.


Which president got shot in a duel?

Andrew Jackson was hit in his chest with a bullet that he kept all his life because it was too dangerous to try to remove it. He killed the other man. The duel occurred long before he was President.


What was the name of the man who killed Alexander Hamoltin?

aaron burr, in a duel


Andrew Jackson killed a man named Charles dickenson?

Yes, Jackson killed Dickenson in a duel.


How did the man from the pictured on a ten-dollar bill die?

If you're referring to the American $10 bill, it features Alexander Hamilton, who was killed in a duel with Vice-President Aaron Burr in 1804.


Only president to have killed a man in a dual?

Lincoln of course, havnt you seen that commercial?