Definition of Pierce, Franklin in English:

Pierce, Franklin

proper noun

  • (1804–69), 14th president of the US 1853–57. A New Hampshire Democrat, he served as US congressman 1833–37 and US senator 1837–42. His presidency saw the rise of divisions within the country over slavery and the encouragement of settlement in the northwest.

Pronunciation:

Pierce, Franklin

/pi(ə)rs/