Full Name: James Buchanan
Profession: 15th US President
Political Party: Democratic
Political Titles: United States Secretary of State, Senator from Pennsylvania
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.
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