James Buchanan

James Buchanan Brief Biography

James Buchanan
James Buchanan, Jr. (April 23, 1791June 1, 1868) was the 15th President of the United States (1857"1861). He is the only president from Pennsylvania and the only president who remained a lifelong bachelor.

He represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives and later the Senate and served as Minister to Russia under President Andrew Jackson. He was also Secretary of State under President James K. Polk. After he turned down an offer for an appointment to the Supreme Court, President Franklin Pierce appointed him minister to the Court of St. James's, in which capacity he helped draft the Ostend Manifesto.

James Buchanan News

• The Almanac for June 19, the 170th day of 2017
• The Almanac for April 23, the 113th day of 2017
• The Almanac for June 19, the 171st day of 2016

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