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Born on April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania to James Buchanan Sr. (a businessman/merchant/farmer), and Elizabeth Speer (an educated woman), James Buchanan was set up for a very successful life.  Buchanan went to public school for the majority of his life, starting at the Old Stone Academy where he academically excelled and took an interest in studying languages. After finishing up high school, he attended Dickinson College, and graduated with honors on September 19,1809. Later Buchanan apprenticed with James Hopkins, a prominent lawyer, and was admitted to the bar shortly after. Buchanan handled various types of cases as a...

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