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Reagan, John Henninger (08 October 1818–06 March 1905), U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, and postmaster general of the Confederacy, was born in Sevierville, Tennessee, the son of Timothy Richard Reagan and Elizabeth Lusk, farmers. His early life was not unlike that of many young men in early nineteenth-century frontier America, hunting, fishing, and helping with farm chores. However, in 1834, Reagan decided to follow his own ambitions. After a year of “hiring out” to a local planter, he attended Boyd’s Creek Academy for fifteen months. When funds ran low, he worked so that in 1837 he could study for a year at Southwestern Seminary in Maryville....