Quotes by: Franklin Pierce

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Franklin Pierce
14th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1857
Vice President William R. King (1853)
None (1853–1857)
Preceded by Millard Fillmore
Succeeded by James Buchanan
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
March 4, 1837 – February 28, 1842
Preceded by John Page
Succeeded by Leonard 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 by Joseph Hammons
Succeeded by Jared W. Williams
Personal details
Born (1804-11-23)November 23, 1804
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Died October 8, 1869(1869-10-08) (aged 64)
Concord, New Hampshire
Resting place Old North Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jane Appleton (m. 1834; her death 1863)
Children 3
Education
Bowdoin College Northampton Law School
Profession Lawyer
Religion Episcopalian
Military service
Allegiance New Hampshire
 United States of America
Service/branch New Hampshire Militia
 United States Army
Years of service 1831–1847 (Militia)
1847–1848 (Army)
Rank Colonel (Militia)
Brigadier general (Army)
Battles/wars Mexican–American War
 • Battle of Contreras
 • Battle of Churubusco
 • Battle of Molino del Rey
 • Battle of Chapultepec
 • Battle for Mexico City

The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.
Franklin Pierce
A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.
Franklin Pierce
Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.
Franklin Pierce
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