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 Franklin Pierce
On November 10, 1834, Pierce married Jean Means Appleton, daughter of a former president of Bowdoin College.
--His wife, Jane Means Appleton Pierce, born in Hampton, New Hampshire, 12 March, 1806; died in Andover, Massachusetts, 2 December, 1863, was a daughter of the Reverend Jesse Appleton, D. (q.
She was brought up in an atmosphere 0f cultivated and refined Christian influences, was thoroughly educated, and grew to womanhood surrounded by most congenial circumstances.
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His wife, the former Jane Means Appleton, whom he had married in 1834, detested the capital's lively social life and the occasionally excessive drinking in which her convivial husband indulged.
She rarely accompanied him to Washington and in 1842 convinced him to resign from the Senate.
Jane Pierce blamed Franklin's political ambitions for their son's death and denied him the supportive home life that might have eased the burdens of his presidency.
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 Franklin Pierce
By 1831 he was Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives; from 1833 to 1837, he served in the federal House and from 1837 to 1842 in the Senate.
His wife, Jane Means Appleton, whom he married in 1834, disliked Washington and the somewhat dissipated life led by Pierce; in 1842 Pierce resigned from the Senate and began a successful law practice in Concord, N.H. During the Mexican War, he was a brigadier general.
Thereafter Pierce continued to oppose antislavery tendencies within the Democratic Party.
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