“How Old is President Buchanan?,” San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, March 17, 1859, p. 1: 1.
San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin
How Old is President Buchanan?
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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HOW OLD IS PRESIDENT BUCHANAN? – It is remarkable that there is so much dispute about President Buchanan’s age. He acknowledges only sixty-eight, which is old enough for a bachelor. But his record carries him back further into the last century. He was a practicing attorney in Kentucky, in the years [1804?] and [1806?], as Senator Crittenden and Chancellor Bibb have stated, and well know. Even the record has been searched and found to corroborate the fact. A fair estimate makes him, however, only seventy-seven years old at the present time.