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President James Buchanan

Former President of the United States

Buchanan was President of the United States and was a Democratic. He served from 1857 to 1861.

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

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

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