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Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce: A Chronology of His Life and Career

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.

November 23, 1804 Boyhood Home 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.
1838 Pierce's law office Established a law office in Concord, New Hampshire.
1842 the Pierce Manse Bought a home in Concord.
1843   Four-year-old Frank Robert Pierce died.
1847   Served as a Brigadier General in the Mexican War.
1852 President Franklin Pierce 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.
October 8, 1869 Pierce's grave Died in Concord, New Hampshire.
November 25, 1914 Franklin Pierce Statue A statue of Franklin Pierce was dedicated on the grounds of the New Hampshire State House.

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