U.S. President Profile James Buchanan

About the U.S. President James Buchanan, his birth and death date and location, date and highlights of his term.



15th President, Democrat

Born: Apr. 23, 1791, Cove Gap, Pa. Presidential Term: Mar. 4, 1857-Mar. 4, 1861. Highlights in Office: Dred Scott decision rendered Missouri Compromise unconstitutional; Harpers Ferry raid; Pony Express begun; Southern states seceded from the Union. Died: June 1, 1868, Lancaster, Pa., from rheumatic gout.

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