His father owned more than two-dozen slaves, the Office of the Senate Historian reports in its biography of King. A Political, Social, and Military History. The Civil War erupted within two months of Buchanan's retirement. Both men were soft, effeminate and eccentric. United States Ambassadors to Russia. Buchanan handled various types of cases, including a high-profile impeachment trial in which he successfully defended Pennsylvania Judge Walter Franklin.
In negotiations with Britain over Oregon, Buchanan at first advised a compromise, but later advocated for annexation of the entire territory.
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Buchanan became known as a " doughface " due to his sympathy towards the South. A month later, the Topeka government held its own referendum in which voters overwhelmingly rejected the Lecompton Constitution. Dawes — Charles Curtis — John N. He died on June 1,from respiratory failure at the age of 77 at his home at Wheatland and was interred in Woodward Hill Cemetery in Lancaster. Walker to replace John W.
Silver Wordsworth Editions Ltd. After the presidential electionBuchanan helped organize Jackson's followers into the Democratic Party, and Buchanan became a prominent Pennsylvania Democrat. Later he served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate during the 24th through 27th Congresses. He also recommended to Buchanan that massive amounts of federal troops and artillery be deployed to those states to protect federal property, although he also warned that few reinforcements were available Congress had since failed to heed both men's calls for a stronger militia and had allowed the army to fall into deplorable condition. United States Democratic Party. Appointed to the Committee of Agriculture in his first year, Buchanan eventually became Chairman of the U.