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Buchanan, James Line breaks: James Bu¦chanan
Pronunciation: /bjuːˈkanən/

Definition of Buchanan, James in English:

( 1791–1868), American Democratic statesman, 15th President of the US 1857–61. His leanings towards the pro-slavery side in the developing dispute over slavery made the issue more fraught and he retired from politics in 1861.

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