Class of 1809

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Engraving of James Buchanan

James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the United States, was born near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania on April 23, 1791 to parents of Scotch-Irish descent. Buchanan attended the Mercersburg Academy until the fall of 1807, when he entered the junior class of Dickinson College. He found the school to...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1809
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