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James Buchanan


Picture of James Buchanan
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1856 Democratic President 51935 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 23, 1791 at Cove Gap, Pennsylvania
Died: June 1, 1868 near Lancaster, Pennsylvania

1814-1815: Member, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives
1821-1831: Member of Congress (Democrat) [Pennsylvania]
1832-1834: U.S. Minister to Russia
1834-1845: Member, United States Senate (Democrat) [Pennsylvania]
1845-1849: US Secretary of State
1853-1856: U.S. Minister to Great Britain
1857-1861: President of the United States

  • PLACENAME: California is home to two schools named for President Buchanan; an Elementary School in Los Angeles and a High School in Clovis.
  • US Currency: James Buchanan appeared on a "Presidential $1 Coin" that was issued in 2010.