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Franklin Pierce


Picture of Franklin Pierce
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1852 Democratic President 39655 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: November 23, 1804 in Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Married: Jane Appleton Pierce
Children: Franklin Jr., Frank Robert, and Benjamin
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican-American War)
Died: October 8, 1869 in Concord, New Hampshire

1829-1833: Representative, New Hampshire State Legislature
1832-1833: Speaker, New Hampshire House of Representatives
1833-1837: Member, United States House of Representatives [New Hampshire]
1837-1842: Member, United States Senate [New Hampshire]
1845-1847: United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire
1853-1857: President of the United States
1860s: Pierce supported the Confederacy during the Civil War.

  • The home in which Pierce was born is now under Franklin Pierce Lake in New Hampshire. 
  • PLACENAME: California is home to two schools named for President Pierce; an elementary school in Ridgecrest and a High School in Arbuckle.
  • US Currency: Franklin Pierce appeared on a "Presidential $1 Coin" that was issued in 2010.