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Fpierce

Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States








14th President
Political Party Democratic
Term March 4, 1853 - March 4, 1857  (48-52)
Vice President William R.D. King  1853
Predecessor Millard Fillmore
Successor James Buchanan




Full Name Franklin Pierce
Birth

November 23, 1804

Hillsborough, New Hampshire

Father Benjamin Pierce  (1757-1839)
Mother Anna Kendrick Pierce  (1768-1838)
Brothers

Benjamin Kendrick Pierce  (1790-1850)

John Sullivan Pierce  (1796-1824)

Charles Grandison Pierce  (1803-1828)

Henry Dearborn Pierce  (1812-1880)

Sisters

Elizabeth Pierce McNeil  (Paternal Half-Sister, 1788-1855)

Nancy Pierce McNeil  (1792-1837)

Harriet Pierce Jameson  (1800-1837)

Charlotte Pierce  (1806-1807)

Alma Mater Bowdoin College  (1824)
Military Services

Brigadier General

United States Army

1846-1848

Occupation

U.S. Senator from New Hampshire  (1837-1842)

Representative from New Hampshire's At-large District (1833-1837)

Lawyer

Death

October 8, 1869

Concord, New Hampshire

(64 years)




Marriages
Jane Means Appleton  (1806-1863)

Married November 19, 1834

Widowed December 2, 1863

(29 years)




Children
Franklin Pierce Jr.

Born February 2, 1836

Died February 4, 1836

(2 days)

Frank Robert Pierce

Born August 27, 1839

Died November 14, 1843

(4 years)

Benjamin Pierce

Born April 13, 1841

Died January 16, 1853

(11 years)




Presidential Election of 1852
Nominee Running Mate Political Party Popular Vote Electoral Vote
Franklin Pierce  (NH) William R.D. King  (AL) Democratic 1,607,510  (50.8%) 254
Winfield Scott  (NJ) William A. Graham  (NC) Whig 1,386,942  (43.9%) 42
John P. Hale  (NH) George W. Julian  (IN) Free Soil 155,210  (4.9%) 0
Daniel Webster  (MA) Charles J. Jenkins  (GA) Union 6,994  (0.2%) 0
Jacob Broom  (PA) Reynell Coates  (NJ) Native American 2,566  (0.1%) 0
George Troup  (GA) John A. Quitman  (MS) Southern Rights 2,331  (0.1%) 0




Presidential Cabinet
Name Officer Term
William L. Marcy  (NY) Secretary of State 1853-1857
James Guthrie  (KY) Secretary of Treasury 1853-1857
Jefferson Davis  (MS) Secretary of War 1853-1857
Caleb Cushing  (MA) Attorney General 1853-1857
James C. Dobbin  (NC) Secretary of the Navy 1853-1857
James Campbell  (PA) Postmaster General 1853-1857
Robert McClelland  (MI) Secretary of the Interior 1853-1857



United States Supreme Court
Nominee Position Term
Roger B. Taney  (MD) Chief Justice 1836-1864  (28 years, died)

John McLean  (OH)

James M. Wayne  (GA)

John Catron  (TN)

Peter V. Daniel  (VA)

Samuel Nelson  (NY)

Robert Cooper Grier  (PA)

Benjamin R. Curtis  (MA)

John A. Campbell  (AL)

Associate Justice

1829-1861  (32 years, died)

1835-1867  (32 years, died)

1837-1865  (28 years, died)

1841-1860  (19 years, died)

1845-1872  (27 years, retired)

1846-1870  (24 years, retired)

1851-1857  (6 years, retired)

1853-1861  (8 years, retired)

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