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Franklin Pierce

Birth23 NOV 1804
Education1820
 
Exeter, Phillips Exeter Academy
Education1824
 
Brunswick, Bowdoin College
Occup1833-1837
 
US Rep. from NH
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Occup1837-1842
 
US Senator from NH
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Occup1845-1847
 
NH US AttorneyUS Attorney
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USA Army / Brigadier General / Mexican American War
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History20 AUG 1847Battle of Churubusco
General, USA
Mexican-American War
Election1852
 
USA Presidential Election
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Occup1853-1857
 
USA President
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Election1856
 
USA Presidential Election
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Death8 OCT 1869
 
Cause: cirrhosis
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Aged: 64.9 years

Franklin Pierce became President at a time of apparent tranquility.

The United States, by virtue of the Compromise of 1850, seemed to have weathered its sectional storm. By pursuing the recommendations of southern advisers, Pierce - a New Englander - hoped to prevent still another outbreak of that storm. But his policies, far from preserving calm, hastened the disruption of the Union.

Born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire in 1804, Pierce attended Bowdoin College in Maine. After graduation he studied law, and then entered politics. His father, Benjamin, had been a soldier in the Revolution, and later was a Brigadier General of the New Hampshire militia. He was also once Governor of New Hampshire, but left politics and became a farmer and tavern... Read More

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The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution. … 1855
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