And So It Goes: Adventures in Television

Ellerbee, Linda

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1986

p. 129

Franklin Pierce was a proslavery candidate from an abolitionist state (New Hampshire), an alcoholic, a man who carried bad luck with him like a back pack. He was his party’s choice on the 49th ballot, his vice-president died after one month in office, his son was killed on the way to his father’s inauguration, his wife shut herself in the White House and refused to act as his hostess.” Nobody knows where he’s buried.