14. Franklin Pierce

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“Handsome Frank”

  • Full Name: Franklin Pierce
  • Years in Office: 1853–1857
  • Political Party: Democratic
  • Nicknames: “Handsome Frank,” “Young Hickory of the Granite Hills”
  • Age at Inauguration: 48
  • Vice President: William Rufus King
  • Birth: November 23, 1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire
  • Death: October 8, 1869 in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Place of Burial: Old North Cemetery – Concord, New Hampshire
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: Benjamin Pierce (1757–1839); Soldier, farmer, governor of New Hampshire
  • Mother: Anna Kendrick Pierce (1768–1838)
  • Wife: Jane Means Appleton (March 12, 1806 – December 2, 1863)
  • Marriage: November 19, 1834 in Amherst, New Hampshire
  • Children: Franklin (1836); Frank Robert (1839–1843); Benjamin (1841–1853)
  • Home: Pierce Homestead – Hillsboro Upper Village, New Hampshire
  • Education: Public schools; Hancock Academy; B.A. from Bowdoin College (1824)
  • Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Lawyer (1827–)
    • Member of New Hampshire Legislature (1829–1833)
    • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1833–1837)
    • Member of the U.S. Senate (1837–1842)
    • Brigadier General in Mexican War (1847–1848)
    • President (1853–1857)
  • Writings: Papers of Franklin Pierce

Campaign Poster

Franklin Pierce, Gen. Franklin Pierce - Democratic Candidate for the Presidency, print published by Wagner _ McGuigan's c. 1840s

 

Genl. Franklin Pierce: Democratic Candidate for the Presidency, print published by Wagner & McGuigan’s, c. 1840s

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