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.

PROFILES OF THE PRESIDENTS

JAMES BUCHANAN

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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