James Buchanan

(1791—1868) American Democratic statesman, 15th President of the US 1857–61

Related Overviews

Franklin Pierce (1804—1869)

Abraham Lincoln (1809—1865) American Republican statesman

Democratic Party

James Knox Polk (1795—1849) American Democratic statesman

See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


'James Buchanan' can also refer to...

Buchanan, James

James Buchanan (1696—1758) merchant

James Buchanan (1804—1870) Free Church of Scotland minister and theologian

James Buchanan (1784—1857) headmaster

James Buchanan (1849—1935) Scotch whisky blender and philanthropist

James Buchanan

Buchanan, James

Buchanan, James

Buchanan, James

Buchanan, James

James Edward Buchanan Boswell (1906—1971) painter and socialist

Buchanan, James (1791–1868)

President James Buchanan Executive Leadership and the Crisis of the Democracy

James M. Buchanan

Charles James Buchanan Riddell (1817—1903) army officer and geophysicist

Duke, James Buchanan

Sir James Buchanan Macaulay (1793—1859) lawyer in Canada

James Buchanan Duke (1856—1925)

James Buchanan Eads (1820—1887)


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Politics


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


US Democratic statesman, 15th President of the USA (1857–61). He consistently leaned towards the pro-slavery side in the developing dispute over slavery. Towards the end of his term the issue grew more fraught and he retired from politics in 1861.

Subjects: Politics.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.