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Franklin Pierce - 14th President of the United States

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Official White House Portrait of Franklin Pierce - 14th President of the United States

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Franklin Pierce (aka "Handsome Frank") born on November 23, 1804, in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce was elected to the United States Senate in 1837, and became the the 14th U.S. President.

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Jane Appleton Pierce (1806-1863), the wife of President Pierce in mourning for her 12-year-old son who died two months before Pierce's inauguration as president in 1853.

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Jane Means Appleton Pierce (1806-1863), wife of U.S. President Franklin Pierce, was First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857. Franklin, aged almost 30, married Jane, aged 28, on November 19, 1834.

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Franklin Pierce - Franklin Pierce became President at a time of apparent tranquility. The United States, by virtue of the Compromise of 1850, seemed to have weathered its sectional storm. By pursuing the recommendations of southern advisers, Pierce--a New Englander--hoped to prevent still another outbreak of that storm. But his policies, far from preserving calm, hastened the disruption of the Union.

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Franklin Pierce 14th President(more on site and homepage)Facts About Franklin Pierce:Franklin Pierce was the first President to have a Christmas tree in the White House-Franklin Pierce is the only President to have said "I promise" instead of "I swear" at his Inauguration-Pierce was arrested while in office for running over an old woman with his horse, but his case was dropped due to insufficient evidence in 1853...read more

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Franklin Pierce 1938 Issue-14c. - On June 2, 1890 the US Post Office issued a brown 5-cent Postage stamp honoring Ulysses S. Grant. It was the first US Postage stamp to depict the former President and Civil War General. This issue was released exactly twenty-five years after Gen. Edmond Kirby Smith’s surrender of the last major Confederate army at Galveston, Texas, on June 2, 1865. The issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company.[43]

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Franklin Pierce - 14th President

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Brigadier General Franklin Pierce U.S. Army (State Militia, New Hampshire). Enlisted as a Private in the Mexican-American War.)

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