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President James Buchanan

Birth23 APR 1791
 
Education1809
 
Carlisle, Dickinson College
Occup1821-1831
 
US Rep. from PA
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Org.1829-1831 US House Committee on the Judiciary, Chairperson
Occup1831-1832
 
USA Ambassador to Russia
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Occup1834-1845
 
US Senator from PA
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Org.1836-1841 US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Chairperson
Occup1845-1849
 
USA Secretary of State
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Occup1853-1856
 
USA Ambassador to United Kingdom
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Election1856
 
USA Presidential Election
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Occup1857-1861
 
USA President
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Death1 JUN 1868
 
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Aged: 77.1 years

Tall, stately, stiffly formal in the high collar he wore around his lower jaws, James Buchanan was the only President who never married, but behind that fact lay one of the traumatic experiences of his life.

He was born on April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania into a well-to-do family. This Gap was in a wild tract of the Alleghenies and was a passageway for rough and tough wagonmen traveling westward. His father farmed there and ran a store catering to these wagonmen.

When James was about six, his father, prospering, moved his family to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, where the father became a leading citizen and a member along with his family of one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in western Pennsylvania. Through the counsel of Dr. John... Read More

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What is right and what is practicable are two different things.
I feel that my duty has been faithfully, though it may be imperfectly, performed, and, whatever the result may be, I shall carry to my grave the consciousness that I at least meant well for my country. … 1861
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