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Franklin Pierce

The personal good looks of Franklin Pierce and his brilliant speaking manner impressed all who met him. People in New Hampshire respected his service as a U.S. Representative and Senator, and as a Brigadier General in the Mexican War, but few persons outside his home state had heard of Pierce until he ran for President.

Franklin Pierce

Chronology of His Life and Career

Boyhood Home November 23, 1804 Born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire.
    Attended the academy in Hancock, New Hampshire.
    Attended the academy at Francestown, New Hampshire.
    Attended Phillips Exeter Academy
  1820-1824 Attended and graduated from Bowdoin College.
  1827 Established a law office in Hillsborough.
  1829 Elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
  1833 Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
  November 10, 1834 Married Jane Means Appleton.
  1837 Elected to the U.S. Senate.
Pierce's law office 1838 Established a law office in Concord, New Hampshire.
the Pierce Manse 1842 Bought a home in Concord.
  1843 Four-year-old Frank Robert Pierce died.
  1847 Served as a Brigadier General in the Mexican War.
President Franklin Pierce 1852 Elected President of the United States.
  1853 Eleven-year-old Benjamin Pierce was killed in a railroad accident.
  December 2, 1863 Jane Means Pierce died.
Pierce's grave October 8, 1869 Died in Concord, New Hampshire.
Franklin Pierce Statue November 25, 1914 A statue of Franklin Pierce was dedicated on the grounds of the New Hampshire State House.

See Also

Mexican War

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