Franklin Pierce

14th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1857
Vice PresidentWilliam R. King
(Mar–Apr. 1853)
None (1853–1857)[note 1]
Preceded byMillard Fillmore
Succeeded byJames Buchanan
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
March 4, 1837 – February 28, 1842
Preceded byJohn Page
Succeeded byLeonard Wilcox
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire‘s at-large district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byJoseph Hammons
Succeeded byJared W. Williams
Personal details
BornNovember 23, 1804
Hillsborough, New Hampshire, U.S.
DiedOctober 8, 1869 (aged 64)
Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.
Cause of deathCirrhosis of the liver
Resting placeOld North Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Jane Appleton
(m. 1834; died 1863)
RelativesBenjamin Kendrick Pierce (brother)
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
New Hampshire state flag.png New Hampshire
Branch/service United States Army
New Hampshire state flag.png New Hampshire Militia
Years of service1831–1847 (Militia)
1847–1848 (Army)
RankColonel (Militia)
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier General (Army)
Battles/warsMexican–American War
 • Battle of Contreras
 • Battle of Churubusco
 • Battle of Molino del Rey
 • Battle of Chapultepec
 • Battle for Mexico City
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