President Buchanan



15th President Buchanan | The White House | 14389

James Buchanan may have the first homosexual US President, claim some. Rumours about Buchanan’s sexuality have circulated with historians determining that Mr Buchanan was gay, and that it was an open secret.

A letter written by Buchanan to Mrs Roosevelt on May 13, 1844 describes his loneliness after his great love, Alabama senator William Rufus King, moved to Paris to become the ambassador to France.


William Rufus King | Time | 14390

Buchanan wrote:

“I am now “solitary and alone,” having no companion in the house with me. I have gone a wooing to several gentlemen, but have not succeeded with any one of them. I feel that it is not good for man to be alone; and should not be astonished to find myself married to some old maid who can nurse me when I am sick, provide good dinners for me when I am well, and not expect from me any very ardent or romantic affection.”

Buchanan, who was in the White House from 1857 to 1861, was the only president who remained a life-long bachelor. Before becoming president, Buchanan lived with King for 15 years in Washington DC. King served as Vice President under Franklin Pierce but died shortly after Pierce came into office – four years before Buchanan took over.

Time introduces us to William Rufus King.

“…The poor guy was only vice president for six weeks before he died of tuberculosis. A foppish dresser who wore powdered wigs long after they were fashionable, King carved out a distinguished career in the Senate, where he represented Alabama following its admission to the Union in 1819. The nation’s only bachelor vice president, King lived with James Buchanan, the nation’s only bachelor president, for more than a decade (they were nicknamed the “Siamese Twins.”)”

And what is the evidence to confirm the relationship between King and Buchanan?

“There is little correspondence between the two men for historians to pour over, as the men’s nieces largely destroyed it.”

Poor President Buchanan. His gay life completely “social cleansed” away.

Your Activist can confirm that he has met plenty of gay couples, at parties, just like them.



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