joy magnetism: Handsome Frank

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Handsome Frank

Magnet #1095 - Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)

What? That was his nickname! I'm not fangurling over our 14th president!

Although, it should be said that Franklin Pierce was about 5'10", somewhat vain, and pretty good looking, with wavy black hair and gray eyes. A total romance hero color combination.

I know, I probably should have used a George Washington magnet, since it's really the federal holiday that started out honoring his birthday, rather than just the generic Presidents Day of now. But, honestly, not very many people know Pierce.

His term of office started out with relative peacefulness, but it wasn't long before the slavery issue of the western states started to undermine his office. He made it through his one term, the Democrats had already moved on to supporting the next president (Buchanan), leaving Pierce to head back to New Hampshire to drink out his days in relative obscurity.
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