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Washington to Trump: The USA's 45 Presidents, 1789 - 2017

Updated on February 20, 2017

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228 years of leadership

Here's a handy list of the Presidents of the United States, in the order they served, beginning with the 1st president, George Washington, "the father of our country" who took office in 1789, and ending with America's newly elected 45th president (as of January 20, 2017), Donald J. Trump.

Following each name are the years they served as president.

1. George Washington (1789 - 1797)

2. John Adams (1797 - 1801)

3. Thomas Jefferson (1801 - 1809)

4. James Madison (1809 - 1817)

5.  James Monroe (1817 - 1825)

6.  John Quincy Adams (1825 - 1829)

7.  Andrew Jackson (1829 - 1837)

8.  Martin Van Buren (1837 - 1841)


9.  William Henry Harrison (1841)

10.  John Tyler (1841 - 1845)

11.  James Knox Polk (1845 - 1849)

12.  Zachary Taylor (1849 - 1850)


13.  Millard Fillmore (1850 - 1853)

14.  Franklin Pierce (1853 - 1857)

15.  James Buchanan (1857 - 1861)

16.  Abraham Lincoln (1861 - 1865)

17.  Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869)

18.  Ulysses S. Grant (1869 - 1877)

19.  Rutherford B. Hayes (1877 - 1881)

20.  James A. Garfield (1881)


21.  Chester A. Arthur (1881 - 1885)

22.  Grover Cleveland (1885 - 1889)

23.  Benjamin Harrison (1889 - 1893)

24.  Grover Cleveland (1893 - 1897)

25.  William McKinley (1897 - 1901)

26.  Theodore Roosevelt (1901 - 1909)

27.  William Howard Taft (1909 - 1913)

28.  Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921)


29. Warren G. Harding (1921 - 1923)

30. Calvin Coolidge (1923 - 1929)

31. Herbert Hoover (1929 - 1933)

32.  Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933 - 1945)

33.  Harry S. Truman (1945 - 1953)

34.  Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 - 1961)

35.  John F. Kennedy (1961 - 1963)

36.  Lyndon B. Johnson (1963 - 1969)

37.  Richard M. Nixon (1969 - 1974)

38.  Gerald R. Ford (1974 - 1977)

39.  Jimmy Carter (1977 - 1981)

40.  Ronald Reagan (1981 - 1989)

41. George H. W. Bush (1989 - 1993)

42. Bill Clinton (1993 - 2001)

43. George W. Bush (2001 - 2009)

44. Barack H. Obama (2009 - 2017)

45. Donald J. Trump (2017 - present)

Their lives, their wives, and much more drama

Each of the 45 presidents have full, rich biographies available about their lives, their wives. their politics and their particular contribution to the American story.

If there's a president you'd like to discover in detail, simply go to your favorite search engine (like Google, Yahoo, or Wikipedia) and type in that president's name. You'll find literally thousands of articles on each president.


NEW! WHITE HOUSE WEB SITE: It changes each time a new president takes office.


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