U.S. Presidents – James Buchanan

Full Name: James Buchanan Jr.

Party: Democratic Party

Primarily known for: Panic of 1857, the Dred Scott Decision, the threat of civil war, the Covode Committee

D.O.B.: April 23, 1791 

Birth state: Pennsylvania

State upon election: Pennsylvania

Previous career: Minister to the United Kingdom

Office start date: March 4, 1857

Office end date: March 4, 1861

Reason term ended: Not the Democratic nominee in 1860, which was also a splintered election due to the South declaring its own Democratic Party.

Succession number: 15

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