Franklin Pierce

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Franklin Pierce

14th President of the United States

Born November 23, 1804
Died October 8, 1869
Term 1853-1857
Political party Democratic
Vice President William King (1853)
None (1853-1857
Preceded by Millard Fillmore
Succeeded by James Buchanan

Franklin Pierce was the 14th president of the United States. He served as the president from 1853-1857. Pierce was a Democrat and a northerner known to have southern sympathies.

Prior to being elected, Pierce served in both the House and Senate and achieved the rank of brigadier general in the Mexican-American War.

Pierce died on October 8, 1869 in Concord, New Hampshire from cirrhosis of the liver.