Jane Pierce

Jane Pierce

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jane Means Appleton Pierce, wife of U.S. President Franklin Pierce, was First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857. Born in Hampton, New Hampshire, the daughter of Reverend Jesse Appleton, a Congregationalist minister, and Elizabeth Means-Appleton, Jane was a petite, frail, shy, melancholy figure. After the death of her father, who had served as president of Bowdoin College not long before Franklin enrolled there, she at age 13 moved into the mansion of her wealthy maternal grandparents in Amherst. How she met Pierce, a young lawyer with politicial ambitions, is unknown, but her brother-in-law Alpheus S. Packard was one of Pierce's instructors at Bowdoinshow more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136655659
  • 9786136655659