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David Rice Atchison. Photographer: Mathew Brady, U.S. Capitol, 1849. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
November 22, 2020

David Rice Atchison – (Not) President for a Day

The day of David Rice Atchison’s presumed US Presidency was March 4, 1849. Who was David Rice Atchison and on what basis could he claim to have been the president of the United States, even if for only one day? Read more at the United States Senate Stories:

https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/senate-stories/no-david-rice-atchison-was-not-president-for-a-day.htm

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