drawing, USpol but old, historical discussion of sexual orientation
Next in my "Terrible US President" series is James Buchanan, who watched the Civil War brew up with an impressive slack-jawed inaction.
According to some theories, he was gay. He was the only US President who never got married, and lived in Washington, DC with a man, US Senator from Alabama William Rufus King, for ten years.
However, it is also possible he was asexual, or uninterested in relationships with women for some other reason.
Next in my "Terrible US President" series is Warren G. Harding, who is described as "an avid golfer whose administration was rife with corruption." Why does that sound familiar.
drawing, 19-century USpol
Next in my "Terrible US President" series is Franklin Pierce, whose appeasement policies towards the slaveholding South in the name of national unity did not age well.
drawing, USpol but old, physical health
Because of his age, Harrison's opponents painted him as too old and frail to handle the pressures of the Presidency.
Harrison decided to try to prove them wrong right away by delivering a two-hour inauguration speech while standing in the freezing rain while wearing no gloves or overcoat, and then staying up until 3am dancing at his inaugural celebration.
He caught pneumonia and was dead a month later.
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