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President James Buchanan

Former President of the United States

Buchanan, a Democratic, was President of the United States from 1857 to 1861.

He was previously a senator from Pennsylvania (1843-1845; Democrat); a senator from Pennsylvania (1837-1843; Democrat); a senator from Pennsylvania (1834-1837; Jackson); the representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district (1829-1831; Jackson); the representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district (1827-1829; Jackson); the representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district (1825-1827; Jackson); the representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district (1823-1825; Democratic Republican); and the representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district (1821-1823; Federalist).

Photo of President James Buchanan [D, 1857-1861]

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