Franklin  Pierce

Franklin Pierce (1804 - 1869)

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President Franklin "Handsome Frank" Pierce
Born in Hillsborough, New Hampshiremap
Husband of — married in Amherst, New Hampshiremap
Died in Concord, New Hampshiremap
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Franklin Pierce was the President of the United States.
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Preceded by
13th President
Millard Fillmore




Preceded by
John Page
Franklin Pierce
14th President
of the United States
Presidential Seal
1853—1857

US Senator (Class 3)
from New Hampshire
Seal of the US Senate
1837—1842
Succeeded by
15th President
James Buchanan




Succeeded by
Leonard Wilcox


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Biography

Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States and the first, and only, President from New Hampshire. He was a very complex individual a northerner with southern sympathies. He was a successful lawyer by trade that took part in the Mexican American war becoming a brigadier general. He had a relationship with Jefferson Davis during the Civil war that many considered treason. All of his children died young and after the presidency his alcoholism attributed to the demise of his marriage.

1804 Birth 1834 Marriage 1835 1st Child 1853 Elected President 1869 Death
1804 November 23
Born to Benjamin and Anna, the fifth of eight children most likely at the Franklin Pierce Homestead, which his father had built that year in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. [1]
  • Education: Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Alma mater: Bowdoin College
  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire's At-large district March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1837
  • 834: Marriage Jane Means Appleton
  • United States Senator from New Hampshire March 4, 1837 – February 28, 1842
  • Children: Franklin Pierce, Frank Robert Pierce, Benjamin Pierce
  • Service/branch U.S. Army 1846 - 1848 Rank Brigadier General
  • 14th President of the United States March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1857 vice president
  • Died: October 8, 1869 (aged 64), Concord, New Hampshire, Resting place[1] Old North Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire

Most Distant Known Ancestors

Paternal David Monroe born Scotland, husband of Agnes
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Maternal Elizabeth Jones born in 1730, wife of Spence Monroe
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Legacy

  • Four states have named counties in President Pierce's honor. They are: Georgia, Nebraska, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Sources

  1. Another possible birthplace was the family's former log cabin, which site is now under Franklin Pierce Lake.


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Franklin Pierce 14th US President
Franklin Pierce 14th US President

Winfield Scott vs. Franklin Pierce race for the presidency in 1852
Winfield Scott vs. Franklin Pierce race for the presidency in 1852

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On 7 Dec 2014 at 19:56 GMT Sheila x wrote:



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