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Franklin Pierce
Fourteenth U.S. President

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March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1857

VICE PRESIDENT
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William R. King*

FIRST LADY
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Jane Means Pierce

starbar.gif (1814 bytes) BORN:  November 23, 1804

*Died in Office

     Hillsborough, New Hampshire
CHILDREN:  3 Sons
     The Pierce's first son died 3 days after birth, another died at age 4 from typhus.  After his election and before the inauguration, Franklin Pierce's 11 year old son Benjamin was killed in a train wreck (from which Mr. and Mrs. Pierce escaped unharmed).
MILITARY SERVICE:  Brigadier General, US Army (Combat Veteran)
PROFESSION:  Attorney
POLITICAL PARTY:  Democratic
HOME STATE:  New Hampshire
POLITICAL OFFICES:  U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator
NICKNAME:  "Young Hickory of the Granite Hills"
DIED:  October 8, 1869  (Age - 64)
BURIED:  Mount Vernon, Virginia
"I have come seriously to the conclusion that he has in him many of the chief elements of a great ruler.  His talents are administrative, he has a subtle faculty of making affairs roll onward according to his will, and of influencing their course without showing any trace of his action."  Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

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James Buchanan

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