Wednesday, November 23, 2011
November 23 Birthday: Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce, U.S. President
Nov. 23, 1804-Oct. 8, 1869
Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1998)
One paragraph about the 14th president who put the first Christmas tree in the White House can be found in this collective biography.
Read Pierce's Inaugural Address on Friday, March 4, 1853, posted on The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.