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Buchanan, James

Born: 1791 AD
Died: 1868 AD

US diplomat and Democratic politician


Representative from Pennsylvania 1821-1831


US ambassador to Russia 1832-1833


Senator from Pennsylvania 1834-1845


Secretary of State 1845-1849


US ambassador to Britain 1853-1856


with Pierre Soule and John Young Mason, drafted Ostend Manifesto 1854


15th president of US 1857-1861 (only US president to remain a bachelor)