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    First Ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane

    Ann Covell and Feather Schwartz Foster talked about the life and influence of first ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the…

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    Death in the White House

    Panelists talked about Presidents Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, who all lost sons during their time in office. This panel was part of the event “When Life Strikes…

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    Franklin Pierce Biographical Vignette

    A short summary was given of Franklin Pierce’s accomplishments and life history.

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    Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire's Favorite Son

    Mr. Wallner talked about his book Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire’s Favorite Son, published by Plaidswede Publishing during Pierce’s bicentennial year. Mr. Wallner said that Pierce may be the…

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    Presidential History Tour: Franklin Pierce

    As part of a presidential history tour, Mr. Smith led a group to the grave of President Franklin Pierce. Mr. Smith talked about the life, experiences, and accomplishments of President…

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    Franklin Pierce Administration

    Ms. Medford talked about the Whig Party’s refusal to nominate President Pierce for a second term and the problems of sectionalism in that era.

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    Political Career of Franklin Pierce

    Mr. Ritchie talked about the political career of President Pierce. He outlined President Pierce’s election to the House and Senate, as well as his personal life in Washington DC.

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    Life Portrait of Franklin Pierce

    In the fourteenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Franklin Pierce were discussed. Mr. Paris talked about Pierce’s life and the political issues of his presidency,…

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    Childhood of Franklin Pierce

    Mr. Marvin talked about the house in which President Pierce was born, his family, and his boyhood in New Hampshire.

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    President Franklin Pierce

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    President Pierce Homestead

    Mr. talked about the home where President Pierce was raised. It was built in 1804 by Benjamin Pierce, his father, who also served as governor of New Hampshire.

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    Life Portrait of Franklin Pierce

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