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Franklin Pierce

Updated on May 2, 2015

Franklin Pierce: The 14th U. S. President

Nicknamed "Young Hickory of the Granite Hills", Democrat Franklin Pierce was the fourteenth President of The United States. Unfortunately for Pierce, he is generally regarded as one of the worst Presidents in U. S. history.

Pierce Quote

"The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution." - Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce Bio - Info and photo courtesy Wikipedia

Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 - October 8, 1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857) and is the only President from New Hampshire. Pierce was a Democrat and a "doughface" (a Northerner with Southern sympathies) who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Pierce took part in the Mexican-American War and became a brigadier general in the Army. His private law practice in his home state, New Hampshire, was so successful that he was offered several important positions, which he turned down. Later, he was nominated as the party's candidate for president on the 49th ballot at the 1852 Democratic National Convention. In the presidential election, Pierce and his running mate....(read more on Wikipedia)

Pierce's Cabinet

Vice President

William R. D. King (1853) *King died in April of 1853 and was not replaced as the Vice President

Secretary of State

William L. Marcy (1853 - 1857)

Secretary of War

Jefferson Davis (1853 - 1857)

Postmaster General

James Campbell (1853 - 1857)

Secretary of the Interior

Robert McClelland (1853 - 1857)

Secretary of the Treasury

James Guthrie (1853 - 1857)

Attorney General

Caleb Cushing (1853 - 1857)

Secretary of the Navy

James C. Dobbin (1853 - 1857)

F. Pierce Video

Photo Credits

U. S. Government public domain and Wikipedia.

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