James Buchanan

15th President: 1857-1861


Birth: April 23, 1791 at Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Birthplace information from American Presidents.org

Franklin County, Pennsylvania website

Death: June 1, 1868 at Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Photographs of Buchanan Gravesite - Lancaster, Pennsylvania


White House biography

Biography from infoplease.com


President James Buchanan: A Biography

James Buchanan

Search for books about James Buchanan


List by infoplease.com

Lewis Cass - Secretary of State

Election Results/Presidential Campaign


Opponents: John C. Fremont (R), Millard Fillmore (A)


1856 Campaign and Election History

1856 Campaign Information and Memorabilia

Buchanan/Breckinridge campaign memorabilia

Events during Buchanan’s administration and lifetime

Outline of events during Buchanan’s administration

War of 1812 service

Dred Scott case

Dred Scott decision

First lady and family

Buchanan was not married, his niece Harriet Lane served as first lady.

Harriet Lane biography from the White House


Brian Tompsett’s US President genealogy page

Buchanan ancestry information


James Buchanan page from C-SPAN


National Historic Sites/State Historic Sites/Landmarks/Places to Visit

Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park – Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Wheatland, James Buchanan Home – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Buchanan Gravesite - Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Pictures from the Library of Congress

Portrait from C-SPAN


Inaugural Addresses, State of the Union speeches, and other documents

Inaugural Address and background from Bartelby.com

James Buchanan Resource Center at Dickinson College

Letter from James Buchanan

James Buchanan Papers


Trivia from The Presidential Facts Page

Vice President

John C. Breckinridge

John C. Breckinridge gravesite

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