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GEORGE WASHINGTON
Born 2/22/1732 in Pope's Creek, Virginia. Died 12/14/99
Previous experience: Surveyor, farmer, Continental Congress delegate
Vice President: John Adams
Term of Office: 4/30/1789-3/3/1797
[Biography] [Quotations] [Books]
George Washington
JOHN ADAMS 
Born 10/30/1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts. Died 7/4/1826
Previous experience: Lawyer, Continental Congress delegate, Vice President
Political Party: Federalist
Vice President: Thomas Jefferson
Term of office: 4/4/1797-3/3/1801
[Biography] [Books]
John Adams
THOMAS JEFFERSON 
Born 4/13/1743 in Shadwell, Virginia. Died 7/4/1826
Previous experience: Continental Congress delegate, governor, Secretary of State, Vice President
Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Vice Presidents: Aaron Burr, George Clinton
Term of office: 3/4/1801-3/3/1809
Key Events: Author of the Declaration of American Independance.
[Biography] [Books] [Jefferson Digital Library]
Thomas Jefferson
JAMES MADISON
Born 3/16/1751 in Port Conway, Virginia. 
Died 6/28/1836
Previous experience: Lawyer, Continental Congress delegate, Congressman, Secretary of State
Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Vice Presidents: George Clinton, Elbridge Gerry
Term of office: 3/4/1809-3/3/1817
[Books]
James Madison
JAMES MONROE 
Born 4/28/1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Died 7/4/1831
Previous experience: Soldier, lawyer, Continental Congress delegate, Senator, Governor, Secretary of State, Secretary of War
Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins
Term of office: 3/4/1817-3/3/1825
[Books]
James Monroe
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
Born 7/11/1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts. Died 2/23/48
Previous experience: Lawyer, Senator, Secretary of State, Congressman
Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Vice President: John C. Calhoun
Term of office: 3/4/1825-3/3/29
"The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality." John Quincy Adams
[Books]
John Quincy Adams
ANDREW JACKSON 
Born 3/15/1767 in Waxhaw District, South Carolina. Died 6/8/1845
Previous experience: Lawyer, Congressman, military leader, governor, Senator
Political Party: Democratic
Vice Presidents: John C. Calhoun, Martin Van Buren
Term of office: 3/4/1829-3/3/37
[Biography] [Books]
Andrew Jackson
MARTIN VAN BUREN 
Born 12/5/1782 in Kinderhook, New York.
Died 7/24/1862
Previous experience: Lawyer, Senator, governor, Secretary of State, Vice President
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: Richard M. Johnson
Term of office: 3/4/1837-3/3/41
[Biography] [Books]
Martin Van Buren
WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON 
Born 2/9/1773 in Berkeley, Virginia. Died 4/4/1841
Previous experience: Military leader, territorial governor, Congressman, Senator
Political Party: Whig
Vice President: John Tyler
Term of office: 3/4/1841- 4/4/41
Key events: Shortest term in office. 
[Books]
William Henry Harrison
JOHN TYLER 
Born 3/29/1790 in Charles City County, Virginia. Died 1/18/62
Previous experience: Lawyer, Congressman, governor, Senator, Vice President
Political Party: Whig
Vice President: None
Term of office: 4/6/1841 - 3/3/45
[Books]
John Tyler
JAMES KNOX POLK
Born 11/2/1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Died 6/15/49
Previous experience: Lawyer, Congressman, governor
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: George M. Dallas
Term of office: 3/4/1845-3/3/49
Key Events: Mexican-American War
[Books]
James Knox Polk
ZACHARY TAYLOR 
Born 11/24/1784 in Montebello, Orange County, Virginia. Died 7/9/50
Previous experience: Military leader
Political Party: Whig
Vice President: Millard Fillmore
Term of office: 3/4/1849-7/9/50
[Books]
Zachary Taylor
MILLARD FILLMORE
Born 1/7/1800 in Summerhill, New YorkDied 3/8/74
Previous experience: Lawyer, Congressman, Vice President
Political Party: Whig
Vice President: None
Term of office: 7/10/1850-3/3/53
[Books]
Millard Fillmore
FRANKLIN PIERCE 
Born 11/23/1804 in Hillsborough, New Hampshire.Died 10/8/69
Previous experience: Lawyer, Congressman, Senator
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: William R. King
Term of office: 3/4/1853-3/3/57
[Books]
Franklin Pierce
JAMES BUCHANAN
Born 4/23/1791 in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania. Died 6/1/68
Previous experience: Lawyer, Congressman, Senator, member of Cabinet
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: John C. Breckenridge
Term of office: 3/4/1857-3/3/61
[Books]
James Buchanan
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Born 2/12/1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. Died 4/15/65
Previous experience: Lawyer, Congressman, Senatorial candidate
Political Party: Republican (called National Union in the election of 1864)
Vice Presidents: Hannibal Hamlin, Andrew Johnson
Term of office: 3/4/1861-4/15/65
Key Events - Civil War, Abolition of Slavery, Assassinated
[Biography] [Books] [Quotations]
Abraham Lincoln
ANDREW JOHNSON 
Born 12/29/1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina.Died 7/31/75
Previous experience: Congressman, governor, Senator
Party: National Union
Vice President: None
Term of office: 4/15/1865-3/3/69
[Books]
ULYSSES S. GRANT
Born 4/27/1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio.Died 7/23/85
Previous experience: Army General
Political Party: Republican
Vice Presidents: Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson
Term of office: 3/4/1869-3/3/77
[Biography] [Quotations] [Books]
Ullysses S Grant
RUTHERFORD BIRCHARD HAYES
Born 10/4/1822 in Delaware, Ohio. Died 1/17/93
Previous experience: Lawyer, military leader, Congressman, governor
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: William A. Wheeler
Term of office: 3/4/1877-3/3/81
[Books]
Rutherford Hayes
JAMES A. GARFIELD 
Born 11/19/1831 in Orange, Ohio Died 9/17/81
Previous experience: Military leader, Congressman, Senator
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: Chester A. Arthur
Term of office: 3/4/1881-9/17/81
Key Events: Assassinated
20th President. Could reputedly write Latin with his right hand and Greek with his left hand simultaneously.
[Books]
James A. Garfield
CHESTER A. ARTHUR 
Born 10/5/1830 in Fairfield, Vermont.Died 11/18/86
Previous experience: Public official, Vice President
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: None
Term of office: 9/20/1881-3/3/85
[Books]
Chester A. Arthur
GROVER CLEVELAND 
Born 3/18/1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey. Died 6/24/1908
Previous experience: Lawyer, sheriff, mayor, governor
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: Thomas A. Hendricks
Term of office: 3/4/1885-3/3/89
[Books
Grover Cleveland
BENJAMIN HARRISON 
Born 8/20/1833 in North Bend, Ohio. Died 3/13/1901
Previous experience: Lawyer, military leader, Senator
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: Levi P. Morton
Term of office: 3/4/1889-3/4/93
[Books]
Benjamin Harrison
GROVER CLEVELAND 
Born 3/18/1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey.Died 6/24/1908
Previous experience: Lawyer, sheriff, mayor, governor
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: Adlai E. Stevenson
Term of office: 3/4/1893-3/3/87
[Books]
Grover Cleveland
WILLIAM MCKINLEY 
Born 1/29/1843 in Niles, Ohio. Died 9/14/1901
Previous experience: Soldier, lawyer, Congressman, governor
Political Party: Republican
Vice Presidents: Garret A. Hobart, Theodore Roosevelt
Term of office: 3/4/1897-9/14/1901
Key Events: Assassinated
[Books]
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Born 10/27/1858 in New York, New York.
Died 1/6/1919
Previous experience: governor, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Vice President
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks
Term of office: 9/14/1901-3/3/09
[Books] [Quotations] [Biography]
Theodore Roosevelt
WILLIAM H. TAFT 
Born 9/15/1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Died 3/8/1930
Previous experience: Lawyer, judge, Governor of the Philippines, Secretary of War
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: James S. Sherman
Term of office: 3/4/1909-3/3/13
[Books]
William H. Taft
WOODROW WILSON
Born 12/28/1856 in Staunton, Virginia.Died 2/3/1924
Previous experience: Princeton University President, Governor of New Jersey
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall
Term of office: 3/4/1913-3/3/21
[Books]

"I can predict with absolute certainty that within another generation there will be another world war if the nations of the world do not concert the method by which to prevent it." Woodrow Wilson, 1919 

Woodrow Wilson
WARREN G. HARDING
Born 11/2/1865 in Corsica, Ohio. Died 8/2/23
Previous experience: lieutenant governor, Senator
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: Calvin Coolidge
Term of office: 3/4/1921-8/2/23
[Books]
Warren G. Harding
CALVIN COOLIDGE 
Born 7/4/1872 in Plymouth, Vermont. Died 1/5/33
Previous experience: lawyer, public official, governor, Vice President
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: Charles G. Dawes
Term of office: 8/3/1923-3/3/29 - 30th President
[Books]
Calvin Coolidge
HERBERT C. HOOVER
Born 8/10/1874 in West Branch, Iowa. Died 10/20/64
Previous experience: Secretary of Commerce
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: Charles Curtis
Term of office: 3/4/1929-3/3/33
[Books]
Herbert Hoover
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Born 1/30/1882 in Hyde Park, New York. Died 4/12/45
Previous experience: Public official, lawyer, governor
Political Party: Democratic
Vice Presidents: John N. Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S. Truman
Term of office: 3/4/1933-4/12/45
Key Events: WW2 
[Biography] [Books] [Quotations]
[Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt]
Franklin D Roosevelt
HARRY S TRUMAN 
Born 5/8/1884 in Lamar, Missouri. Died 12/26/72
Previous experience: judge, Senator, Vice President
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: Alben W. Barkley
Term of office: 4/12/45-1/20/53
Key Events: Berlin Airlift. Captain of artillery battery WW1, company D. Was vice president for only 82 days before becoming President. Atom bomb after 4 months in office
[Books] [Quotations]
Harry S Truman
"I never give them hell. I just tell the truth, and they think it is hell."
Harry S. Truman
DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER
Born 10/14/1890 in Denison, Texas. Died 3/28/69
Previous experience: Military leader, college president
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: Richard M. Nixon
Term of office: 1/20/53-1/20/61
Key Events: Korean War
[Books] [Biography]
Dwight D. Eisenhower
JOHN F. KENNEDY
Born 5/29/17 in Brookline, Massachusetts. 
Died 11/22/63
Previous experience: Congressman, Senator, author
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson
Term of office: 1/20/61-11/22/63
Key Events: Cold War, Cuban crisis, Assassinated
[Biography] [Books] [Quotations]
[Kennedy's Inaugural Speech]
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
Born 8/27/1908 in Stonewall, Texas.
Died 1/22/73
Previous experience: public official, Vice President
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey
Term of office: 11/22/63-1/20/69
Key Events: Kennedy asassination, Vietnam War

There are those who are troubled 100 per cent about the situation in Vietnam. That goes double for me.
President Lyndon Baines Johnson, quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald, 28/5/66.

Ride over the bastards!
Robert Askin, NSW Premier, 27/7/68.
(Purportedly to the driver of LBJ's limousine during an anti-war demonstration in Sydney)
[Books

LBJ
RICHARD M. NIXON
Born 1/9/13 in Yorba Linda, California.
Died 4/22/94
Previous experience: Lawyer, Congressman, Senator, Vice President
Political Party: Republican
Vice Presidents: Spiro T. Agnew, Gerald R. Ford
Term of office: 1/20/69-8/9/74
Key Events: Vietnam War, Watergate
[Books]
Richard M Nixon
GERALD R. FORD 
Born 7/14/13 in Omaha, Nebraska
Previous experience: Congressman, Vice President
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: Nelson A. Rockefeller
Term of office: 8/9/74 - 1/20/77
Key Events: Pardoned Nixon
[Books]
Gerald Ford
JAMES E. CARTER 
Born 10/1/24 in Plains, Georgia
Previous experience: Naval officer, businessman, state senator, governor
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: Walter F. Mondale
Term of office: 1/20/77-1/20/81
[Books]
Jimmy Carter
RONALD W. REAGAN 
Born 2/6/11 in Tampico, Illinois
Previous experience: actor, union official, governor
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: George H.W. Bush
Term of office: 1/20/81-1/20/89
Key Events: 
[Books]
Ronald Reagan 1981
GEORGE H.W. BUSH
Born: 6/12/24 in Milton, Massachusetts
Previous experience: Vice President, Congressman, ambassador, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: J. Danforth Quayle
Term of office: 1/20/89-1/20/93
Key Events: Gulf War, Collapse of Communism
[Books]
George Bush 1989
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
Born 8/19/46 in Hope, Arkansas
Previous experience: governor
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: Albert Gore, Jnr.
Term of office: 1/20/93 - January 2001
Key Events: Impeachment, Balkan conflicts
[Books] [Biography]
Bill Clinton
GEORGE W. BUSH
Born July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut
Previous experience: Military pilot, governor of Texas
Political Party: Republican
Term of Office: January 20, 2001 -
Key Events: Sept 11 2001, Iraq War 2003
[Books] [Quotations] [Comments]
George W Bush

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