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President’s Day

Today is considered President’s Day. Do you know how many U.S. Presidents there have been? The answer would be….. 44, but some say 43 because one President was in office two different times (non consecutive).  I decided to give myself a little history lesson and looked up information about all the Presidents.  This is some of the interesting things I found.  I was going to list children but  I didn’t want to get into that.

(1) George Washington  4/30/1789 until 3/4/1797   [Independent]   Born in Virginia   Went to College of William and Mary and received a Surveyor’s Certificate   Was in the Virginia Militia, Virginia Regiment and the Continental Army-General   Was an Episcopalian

(2) John Adams  3/4/1797 until 3/4/1801   [Federalist]   Born in Massachusetts   Went to Harvard University   NO military service   Was Congregationalist then Unitarian

(3) Thomas Jefferson  3/4/1801 until 3/4/1809   [Democratic-Republican]   Born in Virginia   Went to the College of William and Mary   Was in the Virginia Militia-Colonel   No specific religious beliefs

(4) James Madison  3/4/1809 until 3/4/1817   [Democratic-Republican]   Born in Virginia   Went to Princeton University   Was in the Virginia Militia-Colonel   Was Episcopalian

(5) James Monroe  3/4/1817 until 3/4/1825   [Democratic-Republican]   Born in Virginia   Went to the College of William and Mary   Was in the Continental Army-Major   Was Episcopalian

(6) John Quincy Adams  3/4/1825 until 3/4/1829   [Democratic-Republican National Republican]   Born in Massachusetts   Went to Leiden University and transferred to Harvard University   NO military service   Was Unitarian

(7) Andrew Jackson  3/4/1829 until 3/4/1837   [Democratic]   Born in South Carolina   NO college education   Was in the North Carolina Militia and the United States Army-General   Was Presbyterian

(8) Martin Van Buren  3/4/1837 until 3/4/1841   [Democratic]   Born in New York   NO college education   NO military service   Was Dutch Reformed

(9) William Henry Harrison  3/4/1841 until 4/4/1841   [Whig]  Died of natural causes   Born in Virginia   Went to Hampden-Sydney College and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine but Withdrew from Both   Was in the United States Army-Major General   Was Episcopalian

(10) John Tyler  4/4/1841 until 3/4/1845   [Whig/Independent]   Born in Virginia   Went to the College of William and Mary   Was in the United States Army-Captain   Was Episcopalian

(11) James K. Polk  3/4/1845 until 3/4/1849   [Democratic]   Born in North Carolina   Went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Was in the Tennessee State Militia-Colonel   Was Methodist

(12) Zachary Taylor  3/4/1849 until 7/9/1850   [Whig]   Died of natural causes   Born in Virginia   NO college education   Was in the United States Army-Major General   Was Episcopalian

(13) Millard Fillmore  7/9/1850 until 3/4/1853   [Whig]   Born in New York   NO college education   Was in the New york State Militia-Major   Was Unitarian

(14) Franklin Pierce  3/4/1853 until 3/4/1857   [Democratic]   Born in New Hampshire   Went to Bowdoin College   Was in the United States Army-Brigadier General   No religious affiliation but later became Episcopalian

(15) James Buchanan  3/4/1857 until 3/4/1861   [Democratic]   Born in Pennsylvania   Went to Dickinson College   Was in the Pennsylvania State Militia-Private   Was Presbyterian

(16) Abraham Lincoln  3/4/1861 until 4/15/1865   [Republican National Union]   Assassinated   Born in Kentucky   NO college education   Was in the Illinois State Militia-Captain   No religious affiliation

(17) Andrew Johnson  4/15/1865 until 3/4/1869   [Democratic National Union/National Union Independent]   Born in North Carolina   NO college education   Was in the United States Army-Brigadier General   No religious affiliation

(18) Ulysses S. Grant  3/4/1869 until 3/4/1877   [Republican]   Born in Ohio   Went to the United States Military Academy   Was in the United States Army-General   Was Methodist then became Presbyterian

(19) Rutherford B. Hayes  3/4/1877 until 3/4/1881   [Republican]   Born in Ohio   Went to Kenyon College and Harvard law School   Was in the United States Army-Major General   No religious affiliation

(20) James A. Garfield  3/4/1881 until 9/19/1881   [Republican]   Assassinated   Born in Ohio   Went to Hiram College and transferred to Williams College   Was in the United States Army-Major General   Was Disciples of Christ

(21) Chester A. Arthur  9/19/1881 until 3/4/1885   [Republican]   Born in Vermont   Went to Union College   Was in the New York State Militia-Brigadier General   Was Episcopalian

(22) Grover Cleveland  3/4/1885 until 3/4/1889   [Democratic]   Born in New Jersey   NO college education   NO military service   Was Presbyterian

(23) Benjamin Harrison  3/4/1889 until 3/4/1893   [Republican]   Born in Ohio   Went to Miami University   Was in the United States Army-Brigadier General   Was Presbyterian

(24) Grover Cleveland (second term)  3/4/1893 until 3/4/1897   [Democratic]   NO college education   NO military service   Was Presbyterian

(25) William McKinley  3/4/1897 until 9/14/1901   [Republican]   Assassinated   Born in Ohio   Went to Allegheny College and Albany Law School   Was in the United States Army-Brevet Major   Was Methodist

(26) Theodore Roosevelt  9/14/1901 until 3/4/1909   [Republican]   Born in New York   Went to Harvard University and Columbia Law School but withdrew   Was in the United States Army-Colonel   Was Dutch Reformed

(27) William Howard Taft  3/4/1909 until 3/4/1913   [Republican]   Born in Ohio   Went to Yale University and University of Cincinnati College of Law   NO military service   Was Unitarian

(28) Woodrow Wilson  3/4/1913 until 3/4/1921   [Democratic]   Born in Virginia   Went to Davidson College and transferred to Princeton University.  Also went to University of Virginia School of Law but withdrew and Johns Hopkins University and received a PhD   NO military service   Was Presbyterian

(29) Warren G. Harding  3/4/1921 until 8/2/1923   [Republican]   Died of natural causes   Born in Ohio   Went to Ohio Central College   NO military service   Was Baptist

(30) Calvin Coolidge  8/2/1923 until 3/4/1929   [Republican]   Born in Vermont   Went to Amherst College   NO military service   Was Congregationalist

(31) Herbert Hoover  3/4/1929 until 3/4/1933   [Republican]   Born in Iowa   Went to Stanford University   NO military service   Was Quaker

(32) Franklin D. Roosevelt  3/4/1933 until 4/12/1945   [Democratic]   Died of natural causes   Born in New York   Went to Harvard University and Columbia Law School but withdrew   NO military service   Was Episcopalian

(33) Harry S. Truman  4/12/1945 until 1/20/1953   [Democratic]   Born in Missouri   Went to University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law but withdrew   Was in the United States Army & United States Army Reserve-Colonel   Was Baptist

(34) Dwight D. Eisenhower  1/20/1953 until 1/20/1961   [Republican]   Born in Texas   Went to the United States Military Academy   Was in the United States Army-General   Was Presbyterian

(35) John F. Kennedy  1/20/1961 until 11/22/1963   [Democratic]   Assassinated   Born in Massachusetts   Went to the London School of Economics and transferred to Princeton University then transferred to Harvard University.  Also went to Stanford Graduate School of Business but withdrew    Was in the United States Navy-Lieutenant   Was Roman Catholic

(36) Lyndon B. Johnson  11/22/1963 until 1/20/1969   [Democratic]   Born in Texas   Went to Texas State University-San Marcos and Georgetown University Law Center but withdrew   Was in the United States Naval Reserve-Commander   Was Disciples of Christ

(37) Richard Nixon  1/20/1969 until 8/9/1974   [Republican]  Resigned   Born in California   Went to Whittier College and Duke University School of Law   Was in the United States naval Reserve-Commander   Was Quaker

(38) Gerald Ford  8/9/1974 until 1/20/1977   [Republican]   Born in Nebraska   Went to the University of Michigan and Yale Law School   Was in the United States Naval Reserve-Lieutenant Commander   Was Episcopalian

(39) Jimmy Carter  1/20/1977 until 1/20/1981   [Democratic]   Born in Georgia   Went to Georgia Southwestern College and transferred to Georgia Institute of Technology then transferred to the United States Naval Academy   Was in the United States Navy-Lieutenant   Was Baptist

(40) Ronald Reagan  1/20/1981 until 1/20/1989   [Republican]   Born in Illinois   Went to Eureka College   Was in United States Army Reserve & United States Army Air Corps-Captain   Was Presbyterian

(41) George H. W. Bush  1/20/1989 until 1/20/1993   [Republican]   Born in Massachusetts   Went to Yale University   Was in United States Naval Reserve-Lieutenant   Was Episcopalian

(42) Bill Clinton  1/20/1993 until 1/20/2001   [Democratic]   Born in Arkansas   Went to Georgetown University and University of Oxford and Yale Law School   NO military service   Was Baptist

(43) George W. Bush  1/20/2001 until 1/20/2009   [Republican]   Born in Connecticut   Went to Yale University and Harvard Business School   Was in Texas Air National Guard-First Lieutenant   Was Methodist

(44) Barak Obama  1/20/2009 until present   [Democratic]   Born in Hawaii   Went to Occidental College and transferred to Columbia University and also went to Harvard law School   NO military service   Is unaffiliated Christian

How many do you recognize?  Did you notice there were 6 WITHOUT any college education?  There are also 12 WHO HAD NO military service.  I guess I can say I did learn something today.

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February 15, 2010 Posted by | History, Presidents | Leave a comment