Ten fun facts about James Buchanan


Fact 1
James Buchanan was born on April 23, 1791 and died on June 1, 1868.

Fact 2
Buchanan is the only president to be elected from Pennsylvania and the only president who stayed a bachelor for life.

Fact 3
He was a representative of Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives and after that at the Senate. He also acted as Minister to Russia under President Andrew Jackson.

Fact 4
After James Buchanan put down a proposition for a position to the Supreme Court, President Franklin Pierce selected him as a minister to the Court of St. James's, where he helped plan the Ostend Manifesto.

Fact 5
James Buchanan was selected by the Democratic Party as a candidate for the 1856 Presidential election.

Fact 6
Buchanan's struggles to preserve peace between the North and the South isolated both sides, and the Southern states stated their secession in the prelude to the American Civil War.

Fact 7
Buchanan was famous for his mantra, "I acknowledge no master but the law."

Fact 8
Historians in both 2006 and 2009 chose his disaster to deal with secession the poorest presidential error ever made.

Fact 9
In 1866, he wrote his public justification as a memoir, Mr. Buchanan's Administration on the Eve of Rebellion.

Fact 10
Buchanan died on June 1, 1868 due to respiratory failure at the age of 77.


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Was the 15th president of the United States (1857–1861).

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