James Buchanan


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
Children: None

Religion: Presbyterian
Education: Graduated from Dickinson College (1809)
Occupation: Lawyer
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!


See Also:

White House History -- James Buchanan


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