There were two Presidents in the year 1857.
The first was Franklin Pierce. He was the 14th President of the United States. He took office on March 4, 1853 and left office on March 4, 1857.
He was then followed by James Buchanan, who was the 15th President, taking office on March 4, 1857 and leaving office on March 4, 1861.
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