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List of the Presidents of the United States

Updated on March 17, 2015

Our Five Year Old Recites the Presidents

A Complete List of The United States Presidents

  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 (1841-1841)
  10. John Tyler (1841-1845)
  11. James K. Polk (1845-1849)
  12. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)
  13. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
  14. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
  15. James Buchanon (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 Garfield (1881-1881)
  21. Chester 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 H. 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 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 Obama (2009-present)

Who was the oldest president ever elected? Who was the youngest?

Ronald Reagan was the oldest elected president at the age of 69.

John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected president at the age of 43.  (Barack Obama was 47 when elected.)

U.S. Presidents that were Assassinated

  1. Abraham Lincoln in 1865
  2. James Garfield in 1881
  3. William McKinley in 1901
  4. John F. Kennedy in 1963

What Presidents are on US Money?

Presidents on Coins:

  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Franklin Roosevelt
  4. George Washington
  5. John F. Kennedy
  6. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Presidents on Paper Money

  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Andrew Jackson
  5. Ulysses S. Grant
  6. William McKinley
  7. Grover Cleveland
  8. James Madison
  9. Woodrow Wilson

More Interesting Presidential Facts

  1. In 1901 Theodore Roosevelt named the White House. Previously it had been known as the Presidents Palace or the Executive Mansion.
  2. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president at 6 feet 4 inches.
  3. James Madison was the shortest president at 5 feet 4 inches.
  4. Eight US presidents never attented college: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and Grver Cleveland.
  5. More presidents graduated from Harvard than any other college.
  6. Assassination attempts were made on Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.

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        Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

        Revisiting this great hub of yours, Robin. Found it on your NEW profile page! Love the new page and enjoyed this hub, one more time. :)

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        MJFenn 6 years ago

        Interesting facts!

        Interestingly also, JFK was not the youngest US President. It was Theodore Roosevelt (but he came to office at age 42 upon the assassination of President McKinley in 1901). So JFK was the youngest elected President. (However, he had been elected to Congress in 1946, having previously been a journalist, and previously a naval commander — of PT109.) So he was young, but not exactly inexperienced in various roles.

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        Bema Self 6 years ago from Seattle

        I totally voted this up and I'm going to bookmark it for later. It's amazing how hard it is to find a complete list on the net, lol. You would think it would be all over.

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        Stephanie Henkel 6 years ago from USA

        Great hub! I'm going to study this so that I can answer some more of those Jeopardy questions! ;)

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        Ken Barton 6 years ago

        Great Informative Hub on US Presidents. If you get the opportunity, check out my Hub detailing the Presidents we had before President George Washington. I'm a Substitute Teacher and Math Tutor for Jamestown Public Schools. I learned about the Presidents that we had before President Washington while subbing for a History Class. It so fascinated me I had to research the topic and write about it.

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        prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

        This was so beautiful. As a teacher, I give my vote to you. I'll show this to my students. Thank you very much. Rated up!

        Prasetio:)

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        Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

        Very useful hub for all, especially for the school age. This could actually go in the curriculum as you wrote it for grade school. Very good Robin. Voted up/useful/awesome.

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        Sinea Pies 6 years ago from Northeastern United States

        American history is just so interesting, especially presidential history. Great Hub. Voted up!

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        Glo L Bernadas 6 years ago from Philippines

        I agree with rebekahELLE, your daughter put me to shame. I kept messing my US history subject. I just couldn't get it the way your daughter did. lol. Great hub.

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        sarah66 6 years ago

        Great Hub ! Useful

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        Robin Edmondson 6 years ago from San Francisco

        Thanks for all of the comments! We learned a song to teach my daughter the presidents; she still remembers them 3 years later because of the catchy tune! Cheers!

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        sagebrush_mama 6 years ago from The Shadow of Death Valley...Snow Covered Mountain Views Abound!

        Great hub idea! I have a brother who memorized these sorts of facts easily...he got a history major!

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        salt 6 years ago from australia

        wow, maybe Ill get to see Washington one day. It could be interesting. I think Im related to Eisenhower or Roservelt, Im unsure which. The no fear President.

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        Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

        Great hub! Thanks for the at-your-fingertips information! Bookmarked!

        (If you care to add it in, another fun-fact might be "which presidents sported beards or moustaches?") ;-)

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        Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

        Thank you for the hard work of research.

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        Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

        Cool facts. Fun hub. History is a blast. Cheers.

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        Jaymeyaroch 6 years ago from Somewhere between today and yesterday.

        I love it! Bring on the history!

        My favorite presidents were John Adams and James Madison, because of their wives. Abigail and Dolly were amazing women, and role models of mine.

        Fantastic hub!

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        cceerpp 6 years ago from Ghana

        This is a wow hub. Thanks.

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        rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

        love it!! wow, she put me to shame... thanks for a simple, complete list with dates! :] your child is adorable.