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James Buchanan
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U.S. President
    (April 23, 1791-June 1, 1868)
    15th President of the United States of America (1857-1861)
    Nickname: Old Buck
    Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1815-16)
    U.S. House of Representatives, PA (1821-31)
    Minister to Russia (1832-34)
    U.S. Senator, PA (1834-45)
    Secretary of State, (1845-49, under James Polk)
    Minister to England (1853-56)]
    He is the only president not to marry.
    As President, he was engaged to Ann Coleman, but they quarrelled and broke the engagement, she died shortly after.
    He was unable to resolve the critical slavery issue and the country was on the verge of civil war.
    His Democratic party splintered into two groups, neither interested in him as a nominee (1860).
    As a lame duck president, after Lincoln's election, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas, seceded.
    Congress did not trust him, when he had the opportunity to buy Cuba for only $90,000,000 they believe it was an attempt for him to steal the money and leave.
    He cared for his orphaned niece, Harriet Lane, who served as hostess, in lieu of a first lady.
    He was so heartbroken by the death of his former fiancee he never married.
    He slept in the hallway offering England's Prince of Wales and his friends his bedroom (1860).
    He had the neatest handwriting of all the presidents.
    Minnesota, Oregon and Kansas were admitted to the union during his administartion (1858, 1859, 1861).
    When he handed the the White House to Abraham Lincoln he said:, 'If you are as happy, my dear sir, on entering this house as I am in leaving it and returning home, you are the happiest man in this country.'
    Research: Tim Howard
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 61 Votes: 47.54% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 73 Votes: 52.05% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 70 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 34 Votes: 44.12% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 134 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 130 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 39 Votes: 48.72% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 103 Votes: 49.51% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 125 Votes: 33.60% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 372 Votes: 43.82% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 258 Votes: 50.78% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 241 Votes: 46.06% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 426 Votes: 43.43% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 676 Votes: 48.67% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2295 Votes: 41.87% Annoying
 
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