Buchanan

biographical name (1)
Bu·​chan·​an | \ byü-ˈka-nən How to pronounce Buchanan (audio) , bə-\

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James 1791–1868 American politician and diplomat; 15th president of the U.S. (1857–61)

Buchanan

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Definition of Buchanan (Entry 2 of 2)

James McGill 1919–2013 American economist

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