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James Buchanan

James Buchanan

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Did you know that James Buchanan belonged to the Democrat Political Party? Did you know that James Buchanan claimed that ten cents a day was enough for a working man to live on? This claim gave him his nickname but do you know what the nickname is? Read the fact sheet for more information and interesting facts!

Fun Fact 1: James Buchanan was born on April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

Fun Fact 2: He was born in a log cabin He was the son of Irish immigrants

Fun Fact 3: James Buchanan was a solid supporter of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War; he served with a group of volunteers in the War of 1812

Fun Fact 4: Although he came from a modest family, he received a good education and attended Dickinson College

Fun Fact 5: James Buchanan became the 15th President of America in 1857 when he was 65 years old, he served for 4 years until 1861

Fun Fact 6: James Buchanan is the only bachelor ever to serve as President in the White House

Fun Fact 7: James Buchanan was the last pre-Civil War president

Fun Fact 8: James Buchanan had an unusual eyesight problem, one eye was nearsighted and the other eye was farsighted. In an attempt to aid the problem he often cocked his head to one side and closed one eye

Fun Fact 9: Although Buchanan is known as the only bachelor President he was once engaged to Anne Caroline Coleman. She broke off their engagement a week before her death

Fun Fact 10: As their was no first lady James Buchanan's niece, Harriet Lane, served the role of hostess at the White House

Fun Fact 11: The nicknames of James Buchanan were “Old Buck” and "Ten-Cent Jimmie" he was given these as he claimed that ten cents was enough for a working man to live on each day

Fun Fact 12: James Buchanan is the only President that was born in Pennsylvania

Fun Fact 13: Historians have rated James Buchanan as the least effective out of all the presidents

Fun Fact 14: James Buchanan died on June 1, 1868 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Fun Fact 15: Over 20,000 people lined the streets during his funeral procession. James Buchanan is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery

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