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On March 12, 1806, First Lady Jane Pierce was born in Hampton, New Hampshire

March 12

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On March 12, 1806, First Lady Jane Pierce was born in Hampton, New Hampshire. The wife of President Franklin Pierce, Mrs. Pierce experienced much tragedy in her life, suffering from poor health and the loss of all her children. Understandably, she was not an active First Lady and disliked the public spotlight and atmosphere that came with her husband’s increasing political activities.

Did you know? The future First Lady actively pleaded with her husband to leave politics and actually fainted when she heard the news that he would be a candidate for the presidency.

 

Jane Pierce and her son, Benjamin, c. 1850

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer

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