Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 23 Birthday: James Buchanan

James Buchanan, U.S. President
Apr. 23, 1791-June 1, 1868

Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1998)

Number 15 was the only president who never married. He had numerous pets, including a pair of bald eagles.

The Internet Public Library offers facts about Buchanan’s personal life and public service.