OK, let's see what you know. Nothing too hard, mind you, but tricky. What do the following antebellum American politicians have in common?
David R. Atchison (Missouri) John Bell (Tennessee) John M. Berrien (Georgia) John Minor Botts (Virginia) William G. "Parson" Brownlow (Tennessee) John M. Clayton (Delaware) Schuyler Colfax (Indiana) John J. Crittenden (Kentucky) Andrew Curtin (Pennsylvania) Millard Fillmore (New York) John P. Hale (New Hampshire) Eugenius Aristides Nisbet (Georgia) Godlove Orth (Indiana) Thaddeus Stevens (Pennsylvania) Henry Wilson (Massachusetts) Felix Zollicoffer (Tennessee)
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