Johnston, Harriet Lane, 1830-1903Alternative names
1791, Apr. 23:
Born, Cove Gap (near Mercersburg), Franklin Co., Pa.
Graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
Admitted to the bar, Lancaster, Pa.
Death of fiancée, Ann Coleman
1821- 1831: United States Representative, fourth district, Pennsylvania
1832- 1833: Minister to Russia
1834- 1845: Senator from Pennsylvania
1845- 1849: Secretary of state
1853- 1856: Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Great Britain
Coauthor of Ostend Manifesto
1857- 1861: President of the United States
Retired to Wheatland estate, Lancaster, Pa.
Published Mr. Buchanan’s Administration. New York: D. Appleton
1868, June 1:
Died, Wheatland, Lancaster, Pa.
Harriet Lane Johnston
1830, May 9:
Born, Mercersburg, Franklin Co., Pa.
Attended the Misses Crawford boarding school, Lancaster, Pa.
Became ward of her uncle, James Buchanan
Attended boarding school, Charleston, Va.
1846- 1848: Enrolled in the Academy of the Visitation, Georgetown, D.C.
1857- 1861: Served as White House hostess
Married Henry Elliott Johnston
1903, July 3:
Died, Narragansett Pier, R.I.
Opening of the Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children, as part of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., established from the Harriet Lane Johnston estate funds
From the guide to the James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, 1825-1887, (bulk 1840-1866), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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