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James Buchanan (US President) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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James Buchanan
James Buchanan Jr. was an American lawyer, diplomat and politician who served as the 15th president of the United States from 1857 to 1861. He previously served as secretary of state from 1845 to 1849 and represented Pennsylvania in both houses of the U.S. Congress. He was an advocate for states' rights, particularly regarding slavery, and minimized the role of the federal government preceding the Civil War. Buchanan was a prominent lawyer in Pennsylvania and won his first election to the state's House of Representatives as a Federalist. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1820 and retained that post for five terms, aligning with Andrew Jackson's Democratic Party. Buchanan served as Jackson's minister to Russia in 1832. He won election in 1834 as a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and continued in that position for 11 years.
BornApril 23, 1791, Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJune 1, 1868, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Resting placeWoodward Hill Cemetery
Political partyFederalist (1814–1824), Democratic-Republican (1824–1828), Democratic (1828–1868)
RelativesHarriet Lane (niece), James Buchanan Henry (nephew)
EducationDickinson College (BA)
OccupationPolitician, lawyer
Vice PresidentJohn C. Breckinridge
Preceded byFranklin Pierce
Succeeded byAbraham Lincoln

About James Buchanan

James Buchanan
James Buchanan

US President James Buchanan was born in Pennsylvania, United States on April 23, 1791. He dies at the age of 77, on June 1, 1868.

President of the United States for 15 years and a lifelong bachelor, he was also President US President Andrew Jackson's Minister to Russia.

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James Buchanan before becoming famous

James Buchanan was born in the Zodiac sign Taurus (The Bull), and 1791 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Pig (豬).

He was offered a position on the Supreme Court, but he declined. He was a key contributor to the Ostend Manifesto, which established the groundwork for the United States' purchase of Cuba from Spain.

Achievement of James Buchanan

He opposed the secession of the Southern states, believing it to be illegal, but did not feel it was wise to go to war over the matter, something that would happen when his successor was elected to the office.

James Buchanan's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He grew up with a large family. During his presidency, his niece Political Wife Harriet Lane served as First Lady.

James Buchanan Collabed with

In 1861, US President Abraham Lincoln succeeded him as president.

James Buchanan Income & Net worth

James Buchanan's income mainly comes from the work that created his reputation: an us president. Networth of James Buchanan in 2024 is 5,000,000$+. He is Millionaire!

James Buchanan Height and Weight

How tall is James Buchanan? At the age of 77, James Buchanan height is 6'1" (1.83m).

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Latest information about James Buchanan updated on March 19 2023.