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Buchanan, James 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Joel H. SilbeyJoel H. Silbey

(1791–1868), fifteenth president of the United States.Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the son of a storekeeper and farmer, Buchanan was a successful lawyer who soon turned to politics. Originally a Federalist, he became a Jacksonian Democrat, serving successively as a state legislator, congressman, minister to Russia (... ...

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