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.
|President||First Lady||Vice President||Term Began||Term Ended|
|George Washington||Martha Washington||John Adams||April 30, 1789||March 4, 1797
|John Adams||Abigail Adams||Thomas Jefferson||March 4, 1797||March 4, 1801|
|Thomas Jefferson||Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson - died before term, did not serve as First lady||Aaron Burr, George Clinton||March 4, 1801||March 4, 1809|
|James Madison||Dolley Madison||George Clinton, Elbridge Gerry||March 4, 1809||March 4, 1817|
|James Monroe||Elizabeth Kortright Monroe||Daniel D. Tompkins||March 4, 1817||March 4, 1825|
|John Quincy Adams||Louisa Catherine Adams||John C. Calhoun||March 4, 1825||March 4, 1829|
|Andrew Jackson||Rachel Jackson - died before term, did not serve as first lady||John C. Calhoun, Martin Van Buren||March 4, 1829||March 4, 1837|
|Martin Van Buren||Hannah Hoes Van Buren||Richard M. Johnson||March 4, 1837||March 4, 1841|
|William Henry Harrison||Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison||John Tyler||March 4, 1841||April 4, 1841|
|John Tyler||Letitia Christian Tyler and|
Julia Gardiner Tyler
|Office vacant||April 4, 1841||March 4, 1845|
|James K. Polk||Sarah Childress Polk||George M. Dallas||March 4, 1845||March 4, 1849|
|Zachary Taylor||Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor||Millard Fillmore||March 4, 1849||July 9, 1850|
|Millard Fillmore||Abigail Powers Fillmore||Office vacant||July 9, 1850||March 4, 1853|
|Franklin Pierce||Jane M. Pierce||William R. King, Office vacant||March 4, 1853||March 4, 1857|
|James Buchanan||Never Married||John C. Breckinridge||March 4, 1857||March 4, 1861|
|Abraham Lincoln||Mary Todd Lincoln||Hannibal Hamlin, Andrew Johnson||March 4, 1861||April 15, 1865|
|Andrew Johnson||Eliza McCardle Johnson||Office vacant||April 15, 1865||March 4, 1869|
|Ulysses S. Grant||Julia Dent Grant||Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson||March 4, 1869||March 4, 1877|
|Rutherford Birchard Hayes||Lucy Webb Hayes||William A. Wheeler||March 4, 1877||March 4, 1881|
|James A. Garfield||Lucretia Rudolph Garfield||Chester A. Arthur||March 4, 1881||September 19, 1881|
|Chester A. Arthur||Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur||Office vacant||September 19, 1881||March 4, 1885|
|Grover Cleveland||Frances Folsom Cleveland||Thomas A. Hendricks, Office vacant||March 4, 1885||March 4, 1889|
|Benjamin Harrison||Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, Mary Lord Harrison|
- second wife,
but never served as a first lady
|Levi P. Morton||March 4, 1889||March 4, 1893|
|Grover Cleveland||Frances Folsom Cleveland||Adlai E. Stevenson||March 4, 1893||March 4, 1897|
|William McKinley||Ida Saxton McKinley||Garret A. Hobart, Office vacant, Theodore Roosevelt||March 4, 1897||September 14, 1901|
|Theodore Roosevelt||Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt||Office vacant, Charles W. Fairbanks||September 14, 1901||March 4, 1909|
|William H. Taft||Helen Herron Taft||James S. Sherman, Office vacant||March 4, 1909||March 4, 1913|
|Woodrow Wilson||Ellen Axson Wilson||Thomas R. Marshall||March 4, 1913||March 4, 1921|
|Warren G. Harding||Florence Kling Harding||Calvin Coolidge||March 4, 1921||August 2, 1923|
|Calvin Coolidge||Grace Goodhue Coolidge||Office vacant, Charles G. Dawes||August 2, 1923||March 4, 1929|
|Herbert Hoover||Lou Henry Hoover||Charles Curtis||March 4, 1929||March 4, 1933|
|Franklin D. Roosevelt||Eleanor Roosevelt||John N. Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S. Truman||March 4, 1933||April 12, 1945|
|Harry S. Truman||Bess Wallace Truman||Barkley, Alben W.||April 12, 1945||January 20, 1953|
|Dwight D. Eisenhower||Mamie Doud Eisenhower||Richard M. Nixon||January 20, 1953||January 20, 1961|
|John F. Kennedy||Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis||Lyndon B. Johnson||January 20, 1961||November 22, 1963|
|Lyndon B. Johnson||Lady Bird Johnson||Office vacant, Hubert H. Humphrey||November 22, 1963||January 20, 1969|
|Richard M. Nixon||Pat Nixon||Spiro T. Agnew, Gerald R. Ford||January 20, 1969||August 9, 1974|
|Gerald R. Ford||Betty Ford||Nelson Rockefeller||August 9, 1974||January 20, 1977|
|Jimmy Carter||Rosalynn Carter||Walter F. Mondale||January 20, 1977||January 20, 1981|
|Ronald Reagan||Nancy Reagan||George Bush||January 20, 1981||January 20, 1989|
|George Bush||Barbara Bush||Dan Quayle||January 20, 1989||January 20, 1993|
|Bill Clinton||Hillary Rodham Clinton||Albert Gore||January 20, 1993||January 20, 2001|
|George W. Bush||Laura Bush||Richard Cheney||January 20, 2001||January 20, 2009|
|Barack Obama||Michelle Obama||Joseph R. Biden||January 20, 2009||January 20, 2017|
|Donald J. Trump||Melania Trump||Mike Pence||January 20, 2017||Currently 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?
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.