President of US for less than 24 hrs as President Polk died on Sunday, Zachary Taylor refused to be sworn in on the sabbath so Atchison as head of senate was president until President Taylor was sworn in on Monday. Adkisson also became VP to President Pierce from April 1853 to December 1854 as Vice President William King died in office.
Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the 17th President of the United States (1865–1869). As Vice President of the United States in 1865, he succeeded Abraham Lincoln following the latter's assassination. Johnson then presided over the initial and contentious Reconstruction era of the United States following the American Civil War. Born December 29, 1808 Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. Died July 31, 1875 (aged 66) Elizabethton, Tennessee,
President #15 James Buchanan (April 23, 1791-June 1, 1868) was the 15th President of the USA (he was President from 1857-1861 and was a member of the Democratic party). Educated as a lawyer, Buchanan had worked as a Pennsylvania state legislator, Representative, minister to Russia, US Senator, Secretary of State (to President James K. Polk), and minister to Great Britain. After he was elected President,