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Franklin Pierce, The Two of Diamonds
14th President of the United States, 1853—1857

Pierce was a heavy drinker, but a fine looking man with a Roman nose and dark wavy hair. Two months before becoming president, Pierce watched his 11 year old son Benjamin die in a train wreck, a tragedy that cast gloom over his White House years. One of his campaign slogans was “We Polked you in 1844, we shall Pierce you in 1852!”

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