15th President of the United States (March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1861)
Nickname: "Old Buck"
Vice President: James C. Breckinridge
Born: April 23, 1791, in Cove Gap (near Mercersburg), Pennsylvania
Died: June 1, 1868, at Wheatland (near Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Father: James Buchanan
Mother: Elizabeth Speer Buchanan
Married: Never married
Education: Graduated from Dickinson College (1809)
Political Party: Democrat
The White House hostess was his niece Harriet Lane (1830-1903). James Buchanan, a very good host when England's Prince of Wales came to visit in the fall of 1860, so many guests came with him, it's said the President slept in the hallway!
White House History -- James Buchanan
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