Full Name: Franklin Pierce
Born: November 23, 1804
Place of Birth: Hillsbro, New Hampshire
Father: Benjamin Pierce (1726 - 1764)
Mother: Ann Kendrick Pierce (1806 - 1863)
First Lady: Jane Means Appleton Pierce
Children: Three; 3 boys
Education: Phillips Exeter Academy (1762)
Occupation: Lawyer, Public Official
Military Service: Military Aide
Political Party: Democrat
Offices Held: Served in New Hampshire Legislature, Member of U.S. House of Representitives, United States Senate
Age at Inauguration: 48
Terms Served: One; (1853 - 1857)
Vice Presidents: Willaim R. King
Campaign Slogan: None
States Admitted: None
Sport or Hobby: None found
Nickname: Handsome Frank
Died: October 8, 1869
Place of Death: Concord, New Hampshire
Cause of Death: Dropsy and inflamation of the stomach
First President whose Vice-President never served, because he died before assuming any responsibilities.
Only President to retain his original cabinet during his four years as President.
Pierce was well liked, but suffered from depression and alchoholism.
First President to put a Christmas tree in the White House.