James Buchanan

15th US President James Buchanan Full Name: James Buchanan
Nationality: American

Profession: 15th US President
Political Party: Democratic
Political Titles: United States Secretary of State, Senator from Pennsylvania

Presidential Term: March 4, 1857 - March 4, 1861
Preceded By: Franklin Pierce
Succeeded By: Abraham Lincoln

Why Famous: 15th President of the United States (1857-1861).

To date, he is the only president from Pennsylvania and the only president to remain a lifelong bachelor.

His inability to impose peace on sharply divided partisans on the brink of the Civil War has led to his consistent ranking by historians as one of the worst presidents in American history.

Born: April 23, 1791
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: June 1, 1868 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Respiratory failure

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