Franklin Pierce
14th President of the United States
Franklin Pierce

Vice President:  William King (died 6-weeks into the term)
BornNovember 23, 1804, in Hillsborough (now Hillsboro), New Hampshire
DiedOctober 8, 1869, in Concord, New Hampshire
Career/OccupationLawyer, Public Official
EducationGraduated from Bowdoin College (1824)
Political Party: Democrat
Nickname(s): "Young Hickory of the Granite Hills"

Other Government Positions:
Served in New Hampshire Legislature, 1829-33 
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1833-37 
United States Senate, 1837-42

Presidential Salary: $25,000

The first president born in New Hampshire. 
The first president to install central heating in the White House.
The first president born in the 19th century (November 23, 1804).
The first president to deliver his inaugural address from memory.
The first president who had been elected to actively seek reelection but be defeated for nomination for a second term by his party.

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