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James Buchanan's fiancée dies

James Buchanan, engraving, 1840, detail
Ann Coleman, James Buchanan's fiancée until a few days before, dies in Philadelphia. He had began courting her in 1818 and a year later, in July, 1819, they had been betrothed. However, she broke off this engagement in early December and then died less than a week later on December 9, 1819. Buchanan will remain single for the rest of his life. (By Joanne Williams)
Source Citation: 
Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections, “Timeline,” James Buchanan Resource Center, 2004,


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