List of Us Presidents, First Ladies and Vice Presidents

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The current President of the United States, Donald Trump, was sworn on January 20. Before him, there were 44 men who also served as a President.

In this post, we will answer some of the questions often asked about Presidents. But first, take a look at a table of Presidents, First Wives, and Vice Presidents in the chronological order. Multiple entries in the column of Vice Presidents mean that there was a change in the office during that term, or in the next one with the same President.

PresidentFirst LadyVice PresidentTerm Began Term Ended
George WashingtonMartha WashingtonJohn AdamsApril 30, 1789 March 4, 1797
John AdamsAbigail AdamsThomas JeffersonMarch 4, 1797 March 4, 1801
Thomas JeffersonMartha Wayles Skelton Jefferson - died before term, did not serve as First ladyAaron Burr, George ClintonMarch 4, 1801 March 4, 1809
James MadisonDolley MadisonGeorge Clinton, Elbridge GerryMarch 4, 1809 March 4, 1817
James MonroeElizabeth Kortright MonroeDaniel D. TompkinsMarch 4, 1817 March 4, 1825
John Quincy AdamsLouisa Catherine AdamsJohn C. CalhounMarch 4, 1825 March 4, 1829
Andrew JacksonRachel Jackson - died before term, did not serve as first ladyJohn C. Calhoun, Martin Van BurenMarch 4, 1829 March 4, 1837
Martin Van BurenHannah Hoes Van BurenRichard M. JohnsonMarch 4, 1837March 4, 1841
William Henry HarrisonAnna Tuthill Symmes HarrisonJohn TylerMarch 4, 1841April 4, 1841
John TylerLetitia Christian Tyler and
Julia Gardiner Tyler
Office vacantApril 4, 1841March 4, 1845
James K. PolkSarah Childress PolkGeorge M. DallasMarch 4, 1845March 4, 1849
Zachary TaylorMargaret Mackall Smith TaylorMillard FillmoreMarch 4, 1849July 9, 1850
Millard FillmoreAbigail Powers FillmoreOffice vacantJuly 9, 1850March 4, 1853
Franklin PierceJane M. PierceWilliam R. King, Office vacantMarch 4, 1853March 4, 1857
James BuchananNever MarriedJohn C. BreckinridgeMarch 4, 1857March 4, 1861
Abraham LincolnMary Todd LincolnHannibal Hamlin, Andrew JohnsonMarch 4, 1861April 15, 1865
Andrew JohnsonEliza McCardle JohnsonOffice vacantApril 15, 1865March 4, 1869
Ulysses S. GrantJulia Dent GrantSchuyler Colfax, Henry WilsonMarch 4, 1869 March 4, 1877
Rutherford Birchard HayesLucy Webb HayesWilliam A. WheelerMarch 4, 1877March 4, 1881
James A. GarfieldLucretia Rudolph GarfieldChester A. ArthurMarch 4, 1881September 19, 1881
Chester A. ArthurEllen Lewis Herndon ArthurOffice vacantSeptember 19, 1881March 4, 1885
Grover ClevelandFrances Folsom ClevelandThomas A. Hendricks, Office vacantMarch 4, 1885March 4, 1889
Benjamin HarrisonCaroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, Mary Lord Harrison
- second wife,
but never served as a first lady
Levi P. MortonMarch 4, 1889March 4, 1893
Grover ClevelandFrances Folsom ClevelandAdlai E. StevensonMarch 4, 1893March 4, 1897
William McKinleyIda Saxton McKinleyGarret A. Hobart, Office vacant, Theodore RooseveltMarch 4, 1897September 14, 1901
Theodore RooseveltEdith Kermit Carow RooseveltOffice vacant, Charles W. FairbanksSeptember 14, 1901March 4, 1909
William H. TaftHelen Herron TaftJames S. Sherman, Office vacantMarch 4, 1909March 4, 1913
Woodrow WilsonEllen Axson WilsonThomas R. MarshallMarch 4, 1913March 4, 1921
Warren G. HardingFlorence Kling HardingCalvin CoolidgeMarch 4, 1921August 2, 1923
Calvin CoolidgeGrace Goodhue CoolidgeOffice vacant, Charles G. DawesAugust 2, 1923March 4, 1929
Herbert HooverLou Henry HooverCharles CurtisMarch 4, 1929March 4, 1933
Franklin D. RooseveltEleanor RooseveltJohn N. Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S. TrumanMarch 4, 1933April 12, 1945
Harry S. TrumanBess Wallace TrumanBarkley, Alben W.April 12, 1945January 20, 1953
Dwight D. EisenhowerMamie Doud EisenhowerRichard M. NixonJanuary 20, 1953January 20, 1961
John F. KennedyJacqueline Kennedy OnassisLyndon B. JohnsonJanuary 20, 1961November 22, 1963
Lyndon B. JohnsonLady Bird JohnsonOffice vacant, Hubert H. HumphreyNovember 22, 1963January 20, 1969
Richard M. NixonPat NixonSpiro T. Agnew, Gerald R. FordJanuary 20, 1969August 9, 1974
Gerald R. FordBetty FordNelson RockefellerAugust 9, 1974January 20, 1977
Jimmy CarterRosalynn CarterWalter F. MondaleJanuary 20, 1977January 20, 1981
Ronald ReaganNancy ReaganGeorge BushJanuary 20, 1981 January 20, 1989
George BushBarbara BushDan QuayleJanuary 20, 1989 January 20, 1993
Bill ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAlbert GoreJanuary 20, 1993 January 20, 2001
George W. BushLaura BushRichard CheneyJanuary 20, 2001January 20, 2009
Barack ObamaMichelle ObamaJoseph R. BidenJanuary 20, 2009 January 20, 2017
Donald J. TrumpMelania TrumpMike PenceJanuary 20, 2017Currently in Office

Now, on with the questions.

How many US presidents were there?

Donald Trump is the nation’s 45th President, but Grover Cleveland is counted twice cause he won the presidency in two nonconsecutive terms. So, he is counted as both the 22nd and 24th President. So, the correct answer is 44.

How many US presidents have been assassinated?

Four of them. Abraham Lincoln, James Abram Garfield, William McKinley, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

How many presidents have been Democrats and how many have been Republicans?

There have been 13 Democrat presidents and 19 Republican presidents.

Who are the four faces on Mount Rushmore?

Four faces on Mount Rushmore are (from left to right): George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

Has any president ever won all 50 states?

The only president to ever win all 50 states was Monroe, in 1920. Reagan and Nixon won 49 out of 50.

Can you be president if not born in the USA?

The presidential birth requirements in the U.S. Constitution are very strict, and require anyone elected to serve as U.S. president or vice president to be a “natural born citizen.”

Which President had the shortest presidency?

The shortest presidency lasted only 31 days. William Henry Harrison died in 1841, 31 days after taking office.

How many Presidents died in office?

Four. William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren Gamaliel Harding, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Which President served the longest term?

It was Franklin D. Roosevelt who served over twelve years, before dying early in his fourth term in 1945.

Was there ever a President not affiliated with a political party?

Yes. Although only one. George Washington was not affiliated with any party, cause he was afraid it would endanger the fragile unity of the nation. He remained independent throughout his eight-year presidency.

 

Branimir Todorovic

Bachelor of Commercial Science, registered tourist guide and a nurse. An enthusiastic bicyclist, passionate reader and pop culture master. Trying to become a great father and a grumpy grandpa.

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