James Buchanan

Presidential Number: 15th
Years he was President: 1857-1861
State Represented: Pennsylvania
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Fact(s): He is the only president who represented Pennsylvania. He was a debater. He was elected five times to the House of Representatives.

Birthday: April 23, 1791
How old would he be this year? 212
School(s) attended: Dickinson College
Wife: Never Married
Occupation(s) before he was President: Lawyer
Other way(s) he served: Ambassador to Great Britain, Congressman, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State
Height: 6 feet
Favorite Foods: Cabbage

Life in America
How would he have traveled? Train
How would he have communicated with his friends? Letter, telegram
U.S. Population when term began: 31,443,321
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 34
James Buchanan

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