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date: 14 December 2019

Pierce, Jane Means Appletonlocked

(12 March 1806–02 December 1863)
  • Norman F. Boas

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Pierce, Jane Means Appleton (12 March 1806–02 December 1863), First Lady, was born in Hampton, New Hampshire, the daughter of Jesse Appleton, a preacher, and Elizabeth Means. In 1807 her father was elected as the second president of Bowdoin College, a position he held until his death at the age of forty-seven....

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