PRESIDENT'S Park

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May 14th, 2005

 President's Park Williamsburg, VA

 

My interest lied in the fact I'd seen a couple of the giant heads earlier and wondered what the controversy was all about.  I learned that it was about a man, David Adickes, who had a dream to create his own Mount Rushmore of sorts, but one people could touch unlike the mountainside megaliths that reside in South Dakota.  And he would include more of the Presidents.  Formerly a painter and then with more focus as a Sculptor, Mr. Adickes, made some of the sculptures and they were delivered to a motel in Virginia, who planned to use them as an attraction of sorts. But Adickes had a dream to build a park for them. City officials didn't take to the big heads ... they called them "tacky" and raised a giant ruckus because the motel owner did not have proper permits.  More controversy developed when big heads turned up in several places, including Buena Vista and Norfolk Botanical Gardens as well as Texas (where they were created) and rumor has it, South Dakota. I've found no truth to the South Dakota story, but it's possible as Mount Rushmore is located there.  It seemed no one wanted these heads and there was no formality or completeness to their display. They were just dropped "wherever" and "whenever." People were intrigued and mystified and that's how they ended up as part of pop culture folklore.  That is until a man with a dream, did build a park in Williamsburg, VA and set forth to display the heads. All that had been made and then eventually, more, to complete the set.  I talked with the curator/visioneer of the park and he was nice to the patron and his dedication to the park shows.  He told me that Mr. Adickes is now 77 years old (as of 2005) and as long as he's alive, he'll make future heads when new Presidents are elected.

 

Park Information: Hours: April – August 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. September – March 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Admission Price: Adults: $9.75
Senior Citizens (55+) and Military $8.75 Children (6 – 17) $6.50 Location: 211Water Country Parkway Williamsburg, VA 23185


There is a small concession area, a gift shop and bathrooms.  Soda Machine outside and a Gazebo to sit at half way through.  Other than that, there is nothing else to see.  Parking is free.  Other than looking at the big heads, the only thing to do is to read the information signs.  They are worth reading; though I've put some information on here, there is other inforamtion like Salary, Education, Political Parties, Military experience, Jobs held before elected, Religious Affiliations, Quotes, what states were admitted into the union during their presidencies, Specific achievements while in office, and other fun tidbits.  I recommend good walking shoes and bottled water during hot days.  There is a guided tour available, but I recommend doing it yourself.  Takes about 2 hours to read all the material and walk through if you go at a medium pace. I saw some people go through in 20 minutes because they expected more and weren't interested in reading. Continue reading after the photos for interesting Presidential facts.

 

George Washington #1  1789-1797

 

Born: Feb 22, 1732 Westmoreland, VA

Wife/Kids: Martha; 2 adopted children, one was grandmother of Robert E Lee's wife Mary

Vice President:  John Adams

Died: December 14, 1799 (throat infection);  Buried at Mount Vernon, VA

Height: 6' 2" tall

Nickname: "Father of the country"

Myth: He did not chop down the cherry tree or throw a silver dollar across the Potomac River.

 

John Adams #2  1797-1801

 

Born: October 30, 1735 in Braintree, MA

Wife/Kids: Abigail and 5 Children, one, John Quincy Adams, became a future president.

Vice President:  Thomas Jefferson

Died: July 4th, 1826;  Buried in Quincy, MA

Height: 5' 6" tall

Nickname: "Duke of Braintree"

Trivia: Died same day as Thomas Jefferson, exactly 50 years after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

 

Thomas Jefferson #3  1801-1809

 

Born: April 13th, 1743 Shadwell, Virginia

Wife/Kids: Martha; 6 children (only 2 lived to be adults)

Vice President: Aaron Burr (1st Term) George Clinton (2nd Term)

Died: July 4th, 1876

Height: 6' 2 1/2"

Nickname: "Sage of Monticello" "Man of the People"

Tidbit: Negotiated biggest land deal in history.

 

James Madison #4  1809-1917

 

Born: March 16th, 1751 Port Conway, VA

Wife/Kids: Dorothy (Dolley); no children

Vice President:  George Clinton (1st term) Baldrige Gerry (2nd term)

Died: June 28th, 1836

 Height: 5' 4"

Nickname: Father of the Constitution

Of Interest:  Shortest President. Both of Vice President's died in office.

 

James Monroe #5

 

  Born: April 28th,1758 Westmoreland County, VA

Wife/Kids: Elizabeth; 3 children

Vice President:  Daniel D Tompkins

Died: March 5th, 1825; buried in Richmond, VA

 Height: 6'

Nickname: "Last of the cocked hats"

Tidbit: Believed to be the one with the flag in the George Washington painting Crossing the Delaware.

 

John Quincy Adams #6

 

  Born: July 11, 1757 Braintree, Massachusetts

Wife/Kids: Louisa; 3 children

Vice President: John C Calhoun.

Died: March 3, 1829; buried in Quincy Massachusetts

 Height: 5' 7"

Nickname: "Old Man Eloquent"

Tidbit: First President photographed; had a pet alligator.  First to be cornered into an interview with a female reporter.

Andrew Jackson #7

 

Born: March 15th, 1767 Waxhaw settlement, South Carolina

Wife/Kids: Rachel; 1 adopted son

Vice President: John C Calhoun (1st term) Martin Van Buren 2nd term)

Died: March 3, 1837; buried Hermitage, Tennessee

 Height: 6' 1"

Nickname: " Old Hickory"
Dubbed: "First People's President"

 

Martin Van Buren #8

 

Born: Dec 5th, 1782 Kinderhook, New York

Wife/Kids:  Hannah; 5 children

Vice President:  Richard M Johnson

Died: March 3rd, 1841

 Height: 5' 6"

Nickname: Little Magician; Red Fox, Old Kinderhook

Facts: Last sitting Vice President (until George W Bush) to be elected President.  First President born a US Citizen.

 

William Henry Harrison #9

 

Born: February 9th, 1773; Charles City County, VA

Wife/Kids: Anna; 10 children

Vice President:  John Tyler

Died: April 4th, 1841

 Height: 5' 8"

Nickname: Tippecanoe

Facts: 1st President to die in office; Shortest presidency (one month; died exactly one month to the day after entering office).  Grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, a future President.  Gave longest Inaugural speech.  1841 only year to see three Presidents.

 

John Tyler #10

 

Born: March 29th, 1790; Charles City County, VA

Wife/Kids: Letitia and then Julia; 15 children from 2 marriages.

Vice President:  None

Died:  January 18th, 1852

 Height: 6' 0"

Nickname: His Accidency

Scandalous:  After his wife Letitia died, he married Julia who was very much younger and that caused somewhat of a scandal.  Julia was the first lady who started the "Hail to the Chief" musical tradition.

 

James Polk #11 1845-1849

 

  Born: November 2nd, 1795 Mecklenberg, NC

Wife/Kids: Sarah; no children

Vice President:  George M. Dallas

Died: June 15th, 1849

 Height: 5'8"

Nickname: Young Hickory

Of Interest: Louisiana Purchase; first Thanksgiving in White House, after his wife died, he wore black every day for the rest of his life.  42 years!

 

Zachary Taylor #12 1849-1850

 

  Born: November 24th, 1784 Montebello, VA

Wife/Kids: Margaret; 6 children

Vice President: Millard Fillmore

Died: July 9th, 1850 Buried Louisville, KY

 Height: 5' 8"

Nickname: Old Rough and Ready

Trivia: Descendent of William Brewster, 2nd Cousin to James Madison; related to Robert E Lee and his 2nd Daughter married to confederate president Jefferson Davis.  He refused to pay postage due on an envelope once...the one that contained his nomination to the Presidency!

 

Millard Fillmore #13  1850-1853

 

  Born: January 7th, 1800

Wife/Kids: Abigail; 2 children

Vice President:  None

Died: Mar 8th, 1874; Buried Buffalo, NY

 Height: 5' 9"

Nickname:  Last of the Whigs

Tidbit:  He was an indentured servant to a cloth maker.  His family bought his freedom for $30.00

 

Franklin Pierce #14  1853-1857

 

  Born: Nov 23rd, 1824 Hillsborough, NH

Wife/Kids: Jane; 3 children

Vice President:  William R, King

Died: Oct 8th, 1869; Buried: Concord, NH

 Height: 5' 10"

Nickname: Handsome Frank

Sad Fact: All his children died before he became president. 

 

 

James Buchanan #15   1857-1861

 

  Born: April 23rd, 1791 Cove Cap, PA

Wife/Kids: None; None

Vice President: John C Breckinridge

Died: June 1st, 1868; Buried Lancaster, PA 

 Height: Just over 6'

Nickname: Old Buck

Interesting FactsLast president born in 18th Century; only President to not be married.  Was engaged, but fiancée felt he was marrying for her money; when she died, Mr. Buchanan asked to be pall bearer, but the letter was returned...unopened. 

 

Abraham Lincoln #16  1861-1865

 

  Born: Feb 12th, 1809; Hardin County KY

Wife/Kids: Mary; 4 children

Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin; 2nd Term Andrew Johnson.

Died:  April 15th, 1865; Buried: Springfield, IL

 Height: 6' 4"

Nickname: Honest Abe; "Spotty" (for criticizing government policy in Mexican War

Tidbit: Tallest President; Famous "Emancipation Proclamation".  Credited with abolishing slavery. Assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

 

Andrew Johnson #17 1865-1869

 

Born: Dec 29th, 1809; Raleigh, NC

Wife/Kids: Eliza; 5 Children

Vice President: None

Died: July 31st, 1875; Buried Greenville, TN

 Height: 5' 10"

Nickname: Tennessee Tailor
Interesting Facts:
Indentured servant who ran away at 15; 1st president to be impeached (escaped removal by 1 vote); made his own clothes; his wife taught him to write and do math at age 17

 

Ulysses S Grant #18 1869-177

 

Born: April 27th, 1822; Point Pleasant Ohio

Wife/Kids: Julia; 4 children

Vice President:  Schuyler Colfax; 2nd term Henry Wilson

Died: July 23rd, 1885; Buried NYC; NY

 Height: 5' 7"

Nickname: Uncle Sam

Facts: Career Military officer; Accepted General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, 1965; first President to declare Christmas a federal Holiday. Mark Twain helped him write his memoirs.  The "S" in Ulysses "S: Grant stands for Simpson

 

Rutherford B Hayes #19 1877-1881

 

Born: October 4th, 1822; Delaware, OH

Wife/Kids: Lucy; 8 children

Vice President: William A Wheeler

Died: January 17th, 1893; Buried in Fremont, OH

 Height: 5' 8 1/2"

Nickname: His Fraudulency; Dark Horse President

Facts: Won presidency by 1 electoral vote but lost the popular vote by 250 thousand.  His wife was the first First Lady to have a degree. First telephone and typewriter used in the white house; the telephone was installed by Alexander Graham Bell.

 

James Garfield #20 1881-1881

 

Born: November 19th, 1831; Cuyahoga County, OH

Wife/Kids: Lucretia; 7 children

Vice President:  Chester A Arthur

Died:  September 19, 1881; Buried in Cleveland, OH

 Height: 6'

Nickname: Preacher President

Facts: Middle initial "A" stands for Abram; wrote Latin in one hand and Greek in the other; both at the same time. Last president born in a log cabin. Assassinated in office after only 4 months by deranged lawyer mad he wasn't named Ambassador to France.

 

Chester Arthur #21 1881-1885

 

Born: October 5th, 1830; North Fairfield, VT

Wife/Kids: Ellen; 3 children

Vice President: None

Died: November 18, 1886; Buried Albany, NY

 Height: 6' 2"

Nickname: Elegant Arthur; The Gentleman Boss, Dude President

Facts: Became President after death of President Garfield

Grover Cleveland #22 1885-1889

 

  Born: March 18th, 1837; Caldwell, NJ

Wife/Kids: Frances; 5 children

Vice President: Thomas A Hendricks

Died: June 24th, 1908; Buried Princeton, NJ

 Height: 5' 11"

Nickname: Uncle Jumbo

Trivia: Only President to be married in the White house (she was 21 and he was 49); Only president to serve two NON-Consecutive Terms; The Baby Ruth candy bar is named after his daughter Ruth

 

Benjamin Harrison #23 1889-1893

 

  Born: August 20th, 1833; North Bend, OH

Wife/Kids:  Caroline; 3 Children

Vice President: Levi P Morton

Died: March 13th, 1901; Buried in Indianapolis, IN

 Height: 5' 6"

Nickname: Little Ben; Iceberg

Tidbit:  Hired first woman to work in the White House other than domestic workers; Appointed first Black Postmasters; Great-Grandfather signed Declaration of Independence; Grandfather 9th President of the US;  Only president to be preceded and succeeded by same President.

 

Grover Cleveland #24 1893-1897

 

  Born: March 18th, 1837; Caldwell, NJ

Wife/Kids: Frances; 5 children

Vice President: Adlai E Stevenson

Died: June 24th, 1908; Buried Princeton, NJ

 Height: 5' 11"

Nickname: Uncle Jumbo

Of Interest: Only President to be married in the White house (she was 21 and he was 49); Only president to serve two NON-Consecutive Terms; The Baby Ruth candy bar is named after his daughter Ruth

 

 

William McKinley #25  1897-1901

 

Born: January 29th, 1843; buried Canton, OH

Wife/Kids: Ida; 2 children

Vice President:  Garret A Hobart; 2nd term:  Theodore Roosevelt

 Height: 5' 7"

Nickname: Wobbly Willie; Front Porch Campaigner

Tidbit: Last President to serve in the Civil War; Assassinated by unemployed mill worker who viewed politicians as the enemy; but upon being shot, McKinley shouted "Don't let them hurt him (the assassin)

 

 

Theodore Roosevelt #26 1901-1909

 

  Born: October 27th, 1858; New York City, NY

Wife/Kids: Alice and then Edith; 6 Children

Vice President: .Charles W. Fairbanks

Died: January 6th, 1919; Buried in Oyster Bay, NY

 Height: 5' 8"

Nickname: TR, Trust-Buster, Teddy

Quote: "Walk softly and carry a big Stick."

 

 

William Howard Taft #27 1909-1913

 

Born: September 15th, 1857 in Cincinnati, OH

Wife/Kids: Helen; 3 children

Vice President: James S. Sherman

Died: March 8th, 1930; Buried in Arlington, VA

 Height: 6' 2"

Nickname: Big Bill
Interesting Facts:
First President to broadcast to nation via radio.  First president to serve as Chief Justice of US Supreme Court, Started the tradition of throwing out the first baseball at the start of baseball season.  After having been stuck in a normal sized bathroom, he had an oversized tub installed in the White House (he weighed 332 lbs).

 

Woodrow Wilson #28  1913-1921

 

Born: December 28th, 1856; Staunton, VA

Wife/Kids: Ellen then Edith; 3 children

Vice President:   Thomas R Marshall

Died: February 3rd, 1924; Buried Washington, DC

 Height: 5' 11"

Nickname: Professor

Fact: Had no military service   Allowed sheep to graze on the White House lawn to raise wool for the war effort (WWI).  Was actually christened "Thomas Woodrow" and was known as "Tommy" till he was 19.

 

William G Harding #29  1921-1923

 

Born: Nov 2nd, 1865 in Corsica, OH

Wife/Kids: Florence; no children

Vice President: Calvin Coolidge

Died: Aug 2nd, 1923; Buried: Marion, OH

 Height: 6'

Nickname:  Wobbly Warren

Scandal: Teapot Dome scandals characterized his Presidency;  Members of his administration were charged with accepting bribes, skimming profits from the sales of war surplus goods, kickbacks, and selling alcohol and drugs from veteran's hospitals.  Many committed suicide.

 

Calvin Coolidge #30  1923-1929

 

Born: July 4th, 1872; Plymouth Notch, VT

Wife/Kids: Grace; 2 children

Vice President:   Charles G Dawes

Died:  Jan 5th, 1933; Buried Plymouth, VT

 Height: 5' 9"

Nickname: Silent Cal

Attributes: He was quiet and shy; a lady at a dinner party bet him she could make him say more than two words and he uttered, "You Lose".

 

Herbert Hoover #31 1929-1933

 

Born: August 10th, 1874; West Branch, IA

Wife/Kids: Lou; 2 children

Vice President: Charles Curtis

Died: October 20th, 1964; Buried West Branch, IA

 Height: 5' 11"

Nickname: Chief

Facts: Orphaned as a child; self made millionaire; refused salary as President; 42 years in Government service; never took a salary; raised a billion dollars for food and medicine during WWI; Spoke fluid Chinese and so did his wife.

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt #32  1933-1945

 

Born: January 30th, 1882; Hyde Park, NY

Wife/Kids: Anna; 6 children

Vice President: 1st and 2nd term: John N Gamer; 3rd term: Henry A Wallace; 4th term: Harry S. Truman

Died: Apr 12th, 1945; Buried: Hyde Park, NY

 Height: 6' 1"

Nickname: FDR

Trivia: Fifth cousin of Teddy Roosevelt; Quote: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

 

Harry S Truman #33  1945-1953

 

Born: May 8th, 1884; Lamar, MS

Wife/Kids: Elizabeth; 1 child

Vice President: Alben W. Barkley

Died: December 26th, 1972; Buried in Independence, MS

 Height: 5' 9"

Nickname: Man from Independence

Tidbit:  His middle initial stands for nothing. "Dewey Defeats Truman" was a headline that prematurely announced the Presidency; it was erroneous.  Quotes: "If you don't like the Heat, get out of the kitchen" "The buck stops here".

 

Dwight D Eisenhower #34  1953-1961

 

Born: October 19th, 1890; in Denison, TX

Wife/Kids: Marie; 2 children

Vice President: Richard M. Nixon

Died: March 28th, 1969; Buried; Abilene, KS

 Height: 5' 10"

Nickname: Ike

Of Interest: First President to have a pilots license.  Camp David is named after his grandson.  That same grandson married Richard Nixon's daughter Julie.

 

John F. Kennedy #35 1961-1963

 

Born: May 29th, 1917

Wife/Kids: Jacqueline; 3 children

Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson

Died: November 22nd, 1963; Buried in Arlington, VA

 Height: 6' 1/2"

Nickname: JFK

Tidbits: Cuban Missile Crisis; established the Peace Corps; 1st President born in the 20th Century; Youngest elected president; only president to win a Pulitzer Prize (for Profiles in Courage); Famous Speech: "And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what you can do for you- what you can do for your country." Assassinated in Dallas, TX while in a motorcade (while his wife was sitting next to him).

 

 Lynden Baines Johnson #36  1963-1969

 

Born: August 27th, 1908 in Stonewall, TX

Wife/Kids: Claudia; 2 children

Vice President: .Hubert H. Humphrey

Died: Jan 22, 1973; Buried Johnson City, TX

 Height: 6' 3"

Nickname: LBJ

Tidbit: Established Medicare and Medicaid; Administered the Oath of Office on Air Force one following President Kennedy's assassination.  First president sworn in by a woman.  First President to appoint an African-American to a cabinet post and a Supreme Court Justice; Started Job Corps and Head Start.

 

Richard M Nixon #37  1969-1974

 

Born: Jan 9th, 1913 in Yorba Linda, CA

Wife/Kids: Thelma (aka Pat); 2 children

Vice President: 1st term: Spiro Agnew 2nd Term: Spiro Agnew and Gerald Ford

Died: April 22nd, 1994; Buried Yorba Linda, CA

 Height: 5' 11 1/2"

Nickname: Tricky Dick
Facts:
Vice President resigned in 2nd term; created the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency); First President to visit China; First President to resign (to avoid impeachment from the Watergate scandal); First President to give up voluntary secret service protection after leaving office.

 

Gerald R Ford #38  1974-1977

 

Born:  July 14th, 1913

Wife/Kids: Elizabeth (aka Betty); 4 children

Vice President: Nelson A Rockefeller 

Died: Still alive

 Height: 6'

Nickname: Jerry; Mr. Nice Guy

Trivia: Granted a full pardon to former President Richard M Nixon; gave clemency to draft dodgers; turned down offers to play for Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions; served as Vice President and President, but was never elected; First president to face two foiled assassination attempts (within 17 days of each other).  First President to pardon a former President.

 

Jimmy Carter #39  1977-1981

 

Born: October 1st, 1924 in Plains, GA

Wife/Kids: Rosalyn; 4 children

Vice President: Walter F. Mondale

Died: Still Alive

 Height: 5' 9 1/2"

Nickname: Jimmy

Myth: 1st day in office pardoned Vietnam War draft dodgers; deregulated airlines, natural gas and trucking; created Dept of Energy; won Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian works; 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days.  First President born in a hospital.  Was once a peanut farmer. 

 

 

Ronald Regan #40  1981-1989

 

Born: February 6th, 1911 in Tampico, IL

Wife/Kids: Nancy; 4 children

Vice President: George Herbert Walker Bush

Died: June 5th, 2004; Buried: Simi Valley, CA

 Height: 6' 1"

Nickname: Dutch; The Great Communicator

Facts: Before President he was Governor of California and before that a famous actor. "Reganomics" and "Trickle Down Economics" caused huge budget deficits; Tried to create a missile defense system during cold war called "Star Wars"; Iran/Contra scandal where government accused of selling arms to Iran for release of hostages; Oliver North and Poindexter had charges filed against them. Oldest President to be elected. First President to be divorced. Assassination attempt by John Hinckley, a fan obsessed with actress Jodi Foster, who tried to kill the President to gain Ms. Foster's attention. Quote: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall"

 

George Herbert Walker Bush #41 1989-1993

 

Born: June 12th, 1924 in Milton, MA

Wife/Kids: Barbara; 6 children

Vice President: James Danforth Quayle

Died: Still Alive

 Height: 6' 2"

Nickname: Poppy

 Facts: Ordered invasion of Panama and the capture of Manuel Noriega. Launched sanctions on Iraq after invasion on Kuwait, but it didn't work so ordered "Operation Desert Storm" During his time, Berlin wall came down, ending Communism there. Second President to be father of a President.

 

William Jefferson Clinton #42 1993-2001

 

Born: August 19th, 1946 in Hope Arkansas

Wife/Kids: Hillary; 1 child

Vice President: Albert A Gore Jr.

Died: Still Alive

 Height: 6' 2"

Nickname: Bubba, The Comeback Kid and Slick Willie

Trivia: Accomplished a "balanced budget" and even a surplus. Signed Brady Bill, making a waiting period before able to buy handguns. Signed Family Medical Leave Act; during Presidency, Oklahoma City Bombing of a federal building. Sent US troops to Bosnia as part of NATO peacekeeping to stop ethnic cleansing there.  First President to be a Rhodes Scholar. First President to use the line item Veto. Wife Hilary is the first First Lady to be elected to Public Office: Senator of New York.  Scandalous affair with a White House intern.

 

George Walker Bush #43 2001- ?

 

Born: July 6th, 1946; New Haven, CT

Wife/Kids:  Laura; 2 Children

Vice President: Richard B. Cheney

Died: Still Alive

 Height: 5' 11"

Nickname: Dubya

Tidbit:  No Child Left Behind Legislation signed; September 11th, 2001, Al-Queda terrorists hijacked 4 planes and crashed them into World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania; killing thousands of innocent civilians. After this, ordered a full scale military invasion of Iraq, overthrowing government and capturing President Sadaam Hussein; First President to father twins.  Owned a baseball team.  2nd President to be son of a President.

 

Front of Presidents Park Building

 

Back of Presidents Park Building

 

Gazebo half way through Presidents Park

 

Sculptor, Divid Adickes

 

Exhibit at the park.  There are a few more of these throughout the park depicting events in US history.  At least one of them has "audio" This exhibit says: DEFINING MOMENT: SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001 "America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining." - President George W. Bush  Casualties: World Trade Center 2.749, Pentagon 189, Field in Pennsylvania 45

 

 

Interesting Presidential facts:

 

PRESIDENTIAL Terms:

 

One term:

John Adams: 1796

John Quincy Adams: 1824

Martin Van Buren: 1836

William Henry Harrison: 1840

John Tyler, 1841

James Polk, 1844

Zachary Taylor, 1848

Millard Fillmore, 1850

Franklin Pierce, 1852

James Buchanan, 1856

Andrew Johnson, 1865

Rutherford Hayes, 1876

James Garfield, 1880

Chester A. Arthur, 1881

Benjamin Harrison, 1888

Theodore Roosevelt, 1904

William Taft, 1908

Warren Harding, 1920

Calvin Coolidge, 1924

Herbert Hoover, 1928

Harry Truman, 1948

John Kennedy, 1960

Lyndon Johnson, 1964

Gerald Ford, 1974

Jimmy Carter, 1976

George Bush, 1988

 

Two Terms:

George Washington: 1789, 1792

Thomas Jefferson: 1800, 1804

James Madison: 1808, 1812

James Monroe: 1816, 1920

Andrew Jackson: 1828, 1832

Abraham Lincoln: 1860, 1864

Ulysses Grant: 1868, 1872

Grover Cleveland: 1884, 1892

William McKinley: 1896, 1900

Woodrow Wilson: 1912, 1916

Franklin D. Roosevelt: 1933, 1945

Dwight Eisenhower: 1952, 1956

Richard Nixon: 1968, 1972

Ronald Reagan: 1980, 1984

Bill Clinton: 1992, 1996

 

Four terms:

Franklin Roosevelt: 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944

 

Presidential religions

 

Baptist presidents:

Warren Harding

Harry Truman

Jimmy Carter

Bill Clinton

 

Congregationalists:

Calvin Coolidge

 

Deists:

Thomas Jefferson

 

Disciples of Christ:

James Garfield

Lyndon Johnson

Ronald Reagan

 

Dutch Reformists:

Martin Van Buren

Theodore Roosevelt

 

Episcopalians:

George Washington

James Madison

James Monroe

William Henry Harrison

John Tyler

Zachary Taylor

Franklin Pierce

Chester Arthur

Franklin Roosevelt

Gerald Ford

George Bush

 

Methodists:

James Polk (originally Presbyterian)

Ulysses Grant

William McKinley

George W. Bush

 

Presbyterians:

Andrew Jackson

James Polk (later Methodist)

James Buchanan

Rutherford Hayes (also Episcopal/Methodist)

Grover Cleveland

Benjamin Harrison

Woodrow Wilson

Dwight Eisenhower

 

Quakers:

Herbert Hoover

Richard Nixon

 

Roman Catholics:

John Kennedy

 

Unitarians:

John Adams

John Quincy Adams

Millard Fillmore

William Taft

 

No affiliation:"

Abraham Lincoln

Andrew Johnson

 

Vice Presidents:

 

Fourteen Presidents served as vice presidents:

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

Martin Van Buren

Zachary Tyler

Millard Fillmore

A. Johnson

Chester Arthur

Teddy Roosevelt

Calvin Coolidge

Harry S Truman

Richard Nixon

Lyndon Johnson

Gerald Ford

George H. W. Bush

 

Educational Facts:

 

Nine Presidents never attended college: The college that has hosted  the most presidents as is Harvard, with six. Yale is a close second, with five presidents

George Washington

Andrew Jackson

Martin Van Buren

Zachary Taylor

Millard Fillmore

Abraham Lincoln

A. Johnson

Grover Cleveland

Harry S Truman.

 

 

Presidential Salaries: 

 

1789  $25,000

1873 $50,000 

1909  $75,000 

1949  $100,000
Plus $50,000 non-taxable expense account

1953  $100,000
Plus $50,000 taxable expense account

1969  $200,000
$50,000 taxable expense account

1979  $200,000 1994
$50,000 non-taxable expense account

2001 $400,000

 

Assassinations and Attempts:

 

Andrew Jackson: Attempt

Abraham Lincoln: Assassinated

James Garfield:  Assassinated

William McKinley: Assassinated

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt: Injured

Franklin D Roosevelt: Attempt

Harry S Truman: Attempt

John F Kennedy: Attempt; Assassinated

Gerald Ford: Attempt; Attempt

Ronald Regan:  Injured

 

Deaths in Office:

 

Eight Presidents died in office:

William Henry Harrison (served only one month)

Zachary Taylor

Abraham Lincoln

James Garfield

William McKinley

Warren Harding

Franklin D Roosevelt

John F Kennedy

 

Slave Owners:

 

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

Andrew Jackson

James Polk

Zachary Taylor

 

Military Experience:

 

Presidents who served in wars: 24

3 during American Revolution

1 during WWI

7 during Civil War

6 during WWII

 

Presidents who were in the military but who saw no action:

6, one of whom is George Bush.
 

Presidents with no military experience:

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

John Quincy Adams

Martin Van Buren

Grover Cleveland

William Taft

Woodrow Wilson

Warren Harding

Calvin Coolidge

Herbert Hoover

Franklin Roosevelt

Bill Clinton

 

Presidential Parties:

 

Federalists:

George Washington

John Adams

 

Democratic and Democratic-Republican:

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

James Monroe

Andrew Jackson

Martin Van Buren

James Polk

Franklin Pierce

James Buchanan

Andrew Johnson

Grover Cleveland

Woodrow Wilson

Franklin Roosevelt

Harry Truman

John Kennedy

Lyndon Johnson

Jimmy Carter

Bill Clinton

 

Whigs:

William Henry Harrison

John Tyler

Zachary Taylor

Millard Fillmore

 

Republicans:

Abraham Lincoln

Ulysses Grant

Rutherford Hayes

James Garfield

Chester Arthur

Benjamin Harrison

William McKinley

Theodore Roosevelt

William Taft

Warren Harding

Calvin Coolidge

Herbert Hoover

Dwight Eisenhower

Richard Nixon

Gerald Ford

Ronald Reagan

George Bush

George W. Bush

 

No party

John Quincy Adams

 


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