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Who was Franklin Pierce?
Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1853 and ended in 1857. He was 48 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1853.

Franklin Pierce's Nickname Meanings
He was on of eight children and his name was often shortened to 'Frank' by his family. He had a variety of nicknames including Handsome Frank, Purse, Young Hickory of Granite Hills (James Polk was referred to as Young Hickory) so they added Granite Hills. He was one of the most handsome US Presidents & as 'Tough as Hickory'. The nickname 'Purse' was about his
sponsorship of the Gadsden Purchase, paying $10 million for 45,535 sq. miles of the part of the states of Arizona and New Mexico.


Description and Picture of Franklin Pierce
The picture of Franklin Pierce portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 10 inches in height and 144 pounds in weight. He had gray colored eyes and his hair was dark and curly, parted on the side. His nickname "Handsome Frank" is a good indicator of his appeal!

Character and Personality Traits: What was Franklin Pierce like?
The personality of Franklin Pierce is described as pleasant, charming and genial who was open and direct. He lacked confidence in his abilities and therefore sought the good opinions and praise of others. He was highly sociable but this led to alcoholism which was accompanied by bouts of depression.

Facts about President Franklin Pierce and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Franklin Pierce famous for? Why was Franklin Pierce important? The history and life of President Franklin Pierce during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Franklin Pierce Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Franklin Pierce?  
 He was the 14th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1853 and ended in 1857 (March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1857).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democrat political party
What other political offices did Franklin Pierce hold before his presidency?
 The New Hampshire Legislature, 1829-33
 The U.S. House of Representatives, 1833-37
 The Unites States Senate, 1837-42
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was William R. King (1853-57)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Gadsden Purchase (1853)
 The Treaty of Kanagawa (1854)
 The Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
 The Ostend Manifesto (1854)
 The Indian Wars continued during his presidency
What was Franklin Pierce' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "Handsome Frank"
Who was Franklin Pierce' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Jane Pierce
President Franklin Pierce Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Franklin Pierce can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Franklin Pierce Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Franklin Pierce born?  
 He was born on November 23, 1804, in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was General Benjamin Pierce
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Ann Kendrick Pierce
Where was Franklin Pierce educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Bowdoin College (He graduated in 1824)
 Religion: Episcopalian
What did Franklin Pierce do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer and public official
Who was Franklin Pierce' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Jane Means Appleton (1806-1863). They married on November 10, 1834
 The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Franklin Pierce (1836); Frank Robert Pierce (1839-43); Benjamin Pierce (1841-53)
When did Franklin Pierce die?
 He died on October 8, 1869, in Concord, New Hampshire
Franklin Pierce Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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