Franklin Pierce

All Things Considered
5:31 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Franklin Pierce Belongs To The Candy Ages - As A PEZ Dispenser

Franklin Pierce, 14th president of the United States and the only president to come from New Hampshire.

We started the week with a presidential inauguration, and on All Things Considered we looked at Franklin Pierce, the only president to hail from New Hampshire and one who added some unique touches to his inaugural ceremonies.

Well, we’re ending the week with another bit of Pierce lore – the 14th president has now made candy history by earning his own PEZ dispenser.

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All Things Considered
2:20 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Franklin Pierce's Inaugural Day: Unique Touches And Great Challenges

Engraving of Franklin Pierce taking the oath of office in 1853.
Credit Library of Congress

Every American president has taken the same oath of office that President Barack Obama took earlier today - every president except one.

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