15. James Buchanan

  • He was born April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania to a prosperous merchant family.
  • he had 4 sisters and 3 brothers

  • James Buchanan was never married but His fiancée, Anne Caroline Coleman, broke off the engagement and died a week later. Buchanan was the only bachelor to be president.

  • He dated President John Tyler's future wife Julia

  • His niece Harriet Lane fulfilled the role of hostess at the White House.
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  • It is said that he was the first president gay

  • The James Buchanan Dollar marked the fifteenth release overall for the Presidential Dollar coin series, and the third release during the year 2010.
  • His nickname was "old buck" and his religion was presbytarian
  • When England's Prince of Wales visited the White House in 1860, so many guests accompanied him that Buchanan had to sleep in the hall.
  • One of his eyes was nearsighted and the other farsighted. As a result he always cocked his head to the left.
  • Here is a letter from president Buchannon

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  • this is one of his favorite notes --> "If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed."
    he died June 1, 186815.  James Buchanan - Our Presidents
    His house in PA15.  James Buchanan - Our Presidents

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