James Buchanan (1857-1861)

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POSITIONS:

Secretary of State (1845-1849)
President (1857-1861)

VICE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY:

John C. Breckinridge
John C. Breckinridge
Harriet Lane (Niece)
Harriet Lane (Niece)

OVERVIEW:

James Buchanan (1791 - 1868) *oil on canvas *155.9 x 119.7cm *1859White House
Miller Center
American Presidents (C-SPAN)
History Channel
American National Biography
State Department

THE FIRST LADY:

National First Ladies’ Library
White House
White House Historical Association
First Ladies (C-SPAN)

RESOURCES:

 

The Works of James Buchanan (Volumes I-XII)
The James Buchanan Resource Center (Dickinson College)
Correspondence (1819-1866)
Public Papers (American Presidency Project)
Speech Archives (Miller Center, JBRC)

1856 ELECTION:

Results
Library of Congress Resources

1857 INAUGURATION:

BuchananInaug
1857 Address (Transcript)
Library of Congress (1857)
Joint Congressional Committee (1857)

CABINET:

 

Secretary of the Interior:
Jacob Thompson (1857–1861)

Attorney General:
Edwin M. Stanton (1860–1861)
Jeremiah S. Black (1857–1860)

Secretary of the Navy:
Isaac Toucey (1857–1861)

Postmaster General:
Horatio King (1861)
Joseph Holt (1859–1861)
Aaron V. Brown (1857–1859)

Secretary of State:
Jeremiah S. Black (1860–1861)
Lewis Cass (1857–1860)

Secretary of the Treasury
John A. Dix (1861)
Philip F. Thomas (1860–1861)
Howell Cobb (1857–1860)

Secretary of War:
Joseph Holt (1861)
John B. Floyd (1857–1860)

SUPREME COURT NOMINEE:

Nathan Clifford (1858-1881)

CONGRESS:

Speakers of the House:
James L. Orr (1857-1860)
William Pennington (1860-1861)

Presidents Pro Tempore  of the Senate:
James M. Mason (1857)
Thomas J. Rusk (1857)
Benjamin Fitzpatrick (1857-1860)
Jesse D. Bright (1860)
Benjamin Fitzpatrick (1860)
Solomon Foot (1861)

36th Congress (1859-1861):
Profiles (House, Wikipedia)
Congressional Globe
Senate Journal
House Journal
Statutes at Large

IMAGE GALLERY:

 

HISTORIC SITES:

 

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