Birth: Cove Gap, (near Mercersburg) Pennsylvania, April 23, 1791.
Marriage: Buchanan vowed never to marry after the woman he was engaged to died.
Home: Wheatland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Education: Attended Old Stone Academy; graduated from Dickinson College in 1809.
Occupation before Presidency: Lawyer
Pre-Presidential Offices: Member of Pennsylvania Legislature; Member of U.S. House of
Representatives and U.S. Senate; Minister to Russia and Great Britain; Secretary of State.
Age at Inauguration: 65
Buchanan Administration: Vice President: John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky,
Inauguration March 4, 1857, The Capital, Washington, D.C.
Occupation after Presidency: Retired
Death: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1868.
Cause of Death: Rheumatic gout at age 77.
Place of Burial: Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.