Franklin Pierce

Political Offices

How long did he serve in the U.S. House of Representatives?

Pierce served from 1833 to 1837 in the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting the policies of President Andrew Jackson and the Democratic-Republican party. During this time, he befriended two fellow representatives: James K. Polk, the Speaker of the House and future president, and Jefferson Davis, his future secretary of war and later the president of the Confederacy.


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