|Official White House portrait, James Buchanan, William Merritt Chase
|James Buchanan, G.P.A. Healy
|The Buchanan-Breckinridge campaign
poster of 1856. The Republican Party in
its infancy, ran John C. Fremont.
|Buchanan on the road to the White House, the bottom-left dating from 1842.
The bottom-right portrait is undoubtedly long after Buchanan's death in 1868.
"If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man." --James Buchanan
|Buchanan never really wanted to become president, but had the job foisted upon him by the
Democratic Party kingmakers anxious to avoid a party split. His face after four years in office
reflects that fact.
|Wheatland, James Buchanan's gracious home near
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he died on June 1, 1868.
|Rapid City, SD, bronze of James Buchanan,
2007, James Michael Maher. The pose, his hands
behind his back, was intended to make him