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James Buchanan born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania

James Buchanan, engraving, 1840, detail
James Buchanan is the oldest surviving child of James and Elizabeth Buchanan. He is the second of his parents’ eleven children and for the first fourteen years of his life their only son.  (By Joanne Williams)
Source Citation: 
Philip Shriver Klein, President James Buchanan A Biography (Falls Creek, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1962), 3-4.


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