James Buchanan


Who was Buchanan’s vice president?

John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky served as Buchanan’s vice president. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and became the vice president at the age of thirty-six. He remains the youngest person in American history to serve as vice president. He later served in the administration of the Confederate government. He ran for the presidency in the election of 1860 as a southern Democrat, but lost to Republican Abraham Lincoln.


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