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Fpierce

Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States





TermEdit

14th President of the United States
Democratic
March 4, 1853 - March 4, 1857  (48-52)
Preceded by Millard Fillmore
Succeeded by James Buchanan


DataEdit

Full Name Franklin Pierce
Born November 23, 1804
Birthplace Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Alma Mater Bowdoin College  (1824)
Died October 8, 1869  (64 years)
Deathplace Concord, New Hampshire


ParentsEdit

Benjamin Pierce
Born December 25, 1757
Father: Benjamin Pierce  (1726-64) (38 years)
Mother: Elizabeth Merrill  (1717-64) (47 years)
Married: 1790-1838  (48 years, widowed)
Died April 1, 1839  (81 years)


Anna Kendrick
Born October 30, 1768
Father: Benjamin Kendrick  (1723-1812) (89 years)
Mother: Sarah Harris  (1729-1818) (89 years)
Children: 8
Died December 7, 1838  (70 years)


SiblingsEdit

Paternal Half-Siblings

1. Elizabeth Andrews Pierce  (1788-1855) (67 years)

(married 1811  John McNeil Jr.  (1784-1850) (66 years))


Full Siblings

2. Benjamin Kendrick Pierce  (1790-1850) (60 years)

(married 1817  Josephine Laframboise  (1795-1820) (25 years))

(married 1823  Amanda Boykin  (1805-31) (26 years))

(married 1838  Louisa Read  (1814-40) (26 years))

3. Nancy Pierce  (1792-1837) (45 years)

(married 1815  Solomon McNeil  (1782-1863) (81 years))

4. John Sullivan Pierce  (1796-1824) (28 years)

(married 1819  Marietta Putthoff  (1802-29) (27 years))

5. Harriet Byron Pierce  (1800-37) (37 years)

(married 1822  Hugh Jameson  (1793-1854) (61 years))

6. Charles Grandison Pierce  (1803-28) (25 years)
7. Charlotte Pierce  (1806-08) (2 years)

8. Henry Dearborn Pierce  (1812-82) (70 years)

(married 1841  Susan Tuttle  (1815-74) (59 years))


MarriagesEdit

1. Jane Means Appleton
Born March 12, 1806
Father: Jesse Appleton  (1772-1819) (47 years)
Mother: Elizabeth Means  (1779-1844) (65 years)
Marriage: November 19, 1834 - December 2, 1863  (29 years, widowed)
Died December 2, 1863  (57 years)


ChildrenEdit

1. Franklin Pierce Jr.
Born February 2, 1836
Died February 4, 1836  (2 days)


2. Frank Robert Pierce
Born August 27, 1839
Died November 14, 1843  (4 years)


3. Benjamin Pierce
Born April 13, 1841
Died January 6, 1853  (11 years)


OccupationEdit

U.S. Senator from New Hampshire  (1837-42)

U.S. Representative from New Hampshire's At-large District  (1833-37)

Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives  (1829-32)

Hillsborough, New Hampshire Town Moderator  (1828-33)

Lawyer


Military ServiceEdit

Colonel in the New Hampshire State Militia  (1831-47)

Brigadier General in the United States Army  (1847-48)


Presidential Election of 1852Edit

General Election
Nominee State Political Party Popular Vote Electoral Vote

Franklin Pierce

William R.D. King

NH

AL

Democratic 1, 607, 510 (50.8%) 254

Winfield Scott

William Alexander Graham

NJ

NC

Whig 1, 386, 942 (43.9%) 42

John P. Hale

George Washington Julian

NH

IN

Free Soil 155, 210 (4.9%) 0

Daniel Webster

Charles J. Jenkins

MA

GA

Union 6, 994 (0.2%) 0

Jacob Broom

Reynell Coates

PA

NJ

Native American 2, 566 (0.1%) 0

George Troup

John A. Quitman

GA

MS

Southern Rights 2, 331 (0.1%) 0


Vice PresidentEdit

William R.D. King  (1786-53) AL 1853


CabinetEdit

Secretary of State
William Hunter  (1805-86) RI 1853
William L. Marcy  (1786-1857) NY 1853-57


Secretary of the Treasury
James Guthrie  (1792-1869) KY 1853-57


Secretary of War
Jefferson Davis  (1808-89) MS 1853-57


Attorney General
Caleb Cushing  (1800-79) MA 1853-57


Secretary of the Navy
James C. Dobbin  (1814-57) NC 1853-57


Postmaster General
James Campbell  (1812-93) PA 1853-57


Secretary of the Interior
Robert McClelland  (1807-80) MI 1853-57


United States Supreme CourtEdit

Chief Justice
Roger B. Taney  (1777-1864) MD 1836-64  (28 years)


Associate Justices
John McLean  (1785-1861) OH 1829-61  (32 years)
James Moore Wayne  (1790-1867) GA 1835-67  (32 years)
John Catron  (1786-1865) TN 1837-65  (28 years)
Peter Vivian Daniel  (1784-1860) VA 1841-60  (19 years)
Samuel Nelson  (1792-1875) NY 1845-72  (27 years)
Robert Cooper Grier  (1794-1870) PA 1846-70  (24 years)
Benjamin Robbins Curtis  (1809-74) MA 1851-57  (6 years)
John Archibald Campbell  (1811-89) GA 1853-61  (8 years)