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Calhoun was viewed as great man, and today there are many memorials to his honor.


In Washington, DC

John C. Calhoun died in Washington and he has a statue at the U.S. Capitol.

In the Senate
John C. Calhoun served in the Senate for a total of 15 years. In 1957, a committee created to name five outstanding Senators named John C. Calhoun as one of their choices. The others on the list include Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Robert LaFollette, and Robert Taft. Clay, Webster, and Calhoun are known as the "Great Triumvirate," and it was no surprise when they were named. This honor places Calhoun's portrait, along with the others, in the Senate Reception Room.

The USS John C. Calhoun

The United States Navy named a submarine in honor of John C. Calhoun. The John C. Calhoun, SSBN 630, is a LaFayette Class submarine and was commissioned in 1964. After thirty years in service she was decommissioned on March 28, 1994. During her service, the "Johnny C" was used to "fight" in the cold war.

Calhoun Honors College at Clemson
John C. Calhoun is honored again by having an Honors College named after him. The Calhoun Honors College is a University-wide program at Clemson University, in South Carolina. One third of the students at Calhoun Honors graduated from their high school with a rank of one, two, or three, and with a score of 1400 or above on the SAT I. About 950 students are involved in the Calhoun Honors College.

Also on the Clemson campus
is Fort Hill, John C. Calhoun's old residence. The Calhoun Mansion is open for tours.

The Calhoun Mansion
In Charleston, South Carolina, there is the Calhoun Mansion. The mansion, built in 1876, was name for the family of John C. Calhoun. The house is open for tours.

Calhoun County
In South Carolina, there is a county named in honor of John C. Calhoun. Calhoun County is situated southeast of Columbia.

"Calhoun, the cast-iron man, who looks as if he had never been born, and never could be extinguished."
-Harriet Martineau