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The Presidents of the United States

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The United States of America was born a republic nation-state in 1781 after the 13 original states rebelled against British rule in 1776. The United States of America was formally recognized as a sovereign nation in 1783. Forty-four presidents have governed over the nation since. Only five of the 44 presidents still live.

1 George Washington

Born: February 22, 1732 Died: December 14, 1799 at age 67

In Office: April 30, 1789-March 4, 1797

Served Two Terms

Political Party: None

Vice President: John Adams

First Lady: Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

2 John Adams

Born: October 30, 1735 Died: July 4, 1826 at age 90

In Office: March 4, 1797-March 3, 1801

Served One Term

Political Party: Federalist

Vice President: Thomas Jefferson

First Lady: Abigail Smith Adams

3 Thomas Jefferson

Born: April 13, 1743 Died: July 4, 1826 at age 83

In Office: March 4, 1801-March 3, 1809

Served Two Terms

Political Party: Democrat-Republican

Vice Presidents: Aaron Burr (1801-05); George Clinton (1805-09)

First Lady: Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson

4 James Madison

Born: March 16, 1751 Died: June 28, 1836 at age 85

In Office: March 4, 1809-March 3, 1817

Served Two Terms

Political Party: Democrat-Republican

Vice Presidents: George Clinton (1809-12); Elbridge Gerry (1813-14)

First Lady: Dolley Payne Todd Madison

5 James Monroe

Born: April 28, 1758 Died: July 4, 1831 at age 73

In Office: March 4,1817-March 3, 1825

Served Two Terms

Political Party: Democrat-Republican

Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins

First Lady: Elizabeth "Eliza" Kortright Monroe

6 John Quincy Adams

Born: July 11, 1767 Died: February 23, 1848 at age 80

In Office: March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829

Served One Term

Political Party: Democrat-Republican

Vice President: John C. Calhoun

First Lady: Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams

7 Andrew Jackson

Born: March 15, 1767 Died: June 8, 1845 at age 78

In Office: March 4, 1829-March 3, 1837

Served Two Terms

Political Party: Democrat

Vice Presidents: John C. Calhoun (1829-32) Martin Van Buren (1832-37)

First Lady: Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson

8 Martin Van Buren

Born: December 5, 1782 Died: July 24,1862 at age 79

In Office: March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841

Served One Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: Richard M. Johnson

First Lady: Hannah Hoes Van Buren

9 William Henry Harrison, 1841

Born: February 9, 1773  Died: April 4, 1841 at age 68

In Office: March 4, 1841-April 4, 1841

Served One Month of First Term

Political Party: Whig

Vice President: John Tyler

First Lady: Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

10 John Tyler

Born: March 29, 1790 Died: January 18, 1862 at age 71

In Office: April 6, 1841-March 3, 1845

Served Remainder of Harrison's Term

Political Party: Whig

Vice President: None

First Lady: Letitia Chrisitan Tyler (1790-1842) Julia Gardiner Tyler (1820-1889)

11 James Knox Polk

Born: November 2, 1795 Died: June 15, 1849 at age 53

In Office: March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849

Served One Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: George M. Dallas

First Lady: Sarah Childress Polk

12 Zachary Taylor

Born: November 24, 1784 Died: July 9, 1850 at age 65

In Office: March 5, 1849-July 9, 1850

Served Less Than One Term; Died in Office

Political Party: Whig

Vice President: Millard Fillmore

First Lady: Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor

13 Millard Fillmore

Born: January 7, 1800 Died: March 8, 1874 at age 74

In Office: July 9, 1850-March 3, 1853

Served Remainder of Taylor's Term

Political Party: Whig

Vice President: None

First Lady: Abigail Powers Fillmore (1798-1853) Caroline C. McIntosh Fillmore (1813-1881)

14 Franklin Pierce

Born: November 23, 1804 Died: October 8, 1869 at age 64

In Office: March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857

Served One Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: William R. King

First Lady: Jane Means Appleton

15 James Buchanan

Born: April 23, 1791 Died: June 1, 1868 at age 77

In Office: March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861

Served One Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: John C. Breckinridge

First Lady: Never Married

16 Abraham Lincoln

Born: February 12, 1809 Died: April 15, 1865 at age 56

In Office: March 4, 1861-April 15, 1865

Served One Term, Assassinated Early Second Term

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin (1861-65) Andrew Johnson (1865)

First Lady: Mary Todd Lincoln

17 Andrew Johnson

Born: December 29, 1808 Died: July 31, 1875 at age 66

In Office: April 15, 1865-March 3, 1869

Served One Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: None

First Lady: Eliza McCardle Johnson

18 Ulysses Simpson Grant

Born: April 27, 1822 Died: July 23, 1885 at age 63

In Office: March 4, 1869-March 3, 1877

Served Two Terms

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Schuyler Colfax (1869-73) Henry Wilson (1873-75)

First Lady: Julia Boggs Dent Grant

19 Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Born: October 4, 1822 Died: January 17, 1893 at age 70

In Office: March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881

Served One Term

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: William A. Wheeler

First Lady: Lucy Ware Webb Hayes

20 James Abram Garfield

Born: November 19, 1831 Died: September 19, 1881 at age 49

In Office: March 4, 1881-September 19, 1881

Served Ten Months of One Term; Assassinated

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Chester A. Arthur

First Lady: Lucretia Rudolph Garfield

21 Chester Alan Arthur

Born: October 5, 1829 Died: November 18, 1886 at age 57

In Office: September 19, 1881-March 3, 1885

Served Remainder of Garfield's Term

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: None

First Lady: Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur

22 Stephen Grover Cleveland

Born: March 18, 1837 Died: June 24, 1908 at age 71

In Office: March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889

Served One Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: Thomas A. Hendricks

First Lady: Frances Folsom Cleveland

23 Benjamin Harrison

Born: August 20, 1833 Died: March 13, 1901 at age 67

In Office: March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893

Served One Term

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Levi P. Morton

First Lady: Caroline L. Scott Harrison (1832-1892) Mary Dimmick Harrison (1858-1948)

24 Stephen Grover Cleveland

Born: March 18, 1837 Died: June 24, 1908 at age 71

In Office: March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897

Served One Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: Adlai E. Stevenson

First Lady: Frances Folsom Cleveland

25 William McKinley

Born: January 29, 1843 Died: September 14, 1901 at age 58

In Office: March 4, 1897-September 14, 1901

Served One Term, Assassinated

Political Party: Republican

Vice Presidents: Garret Hobart (1987-99) Theodore Roosevelt (1901)

First Lady: Ida Saxton McKinley

26 Theodore Roosevelt

Born: October 27, 1858 Died: January 6, 1919 at age 60

In Office: September 14, 1901-March 3, 1909

Served Two Terms including remainder of McKinley's term

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Charles Fairbanks (1905-09)

First Lady: Alice H. Lee Roosevelt (1861-1884) Edith K. Carow Roosevelt (1861-1948)

27 William Howard Taft

Born: September 15, 1857 Died: March 8, 1930 at age 72

In Office: March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913

Served One Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: James S. Sherman

First Lady: Helen Herron Taft

28 Woodrow Wilson

Born: December 28, 1856 Died: February 3, 1924 at age 67

In Office: March 4, 1913-March 3, 1921

Served Two Terms

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall

First Lady: Ellen L. Axson Wilson (1860-1914) Edith B. Galt Wilson (1872-1961)

29 Warren Gamaliel Harding

Born: November 2, 1865 Died: August 2, 1923 at age 57

In Office: March 4, 1921-August 2, 1923

Served Half of One Term; Died in Office

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Calvin Coolidge

First Lady: Florence Kling De Wolfe Harding

30 Calvin Coolidge

Born: July 4, 1872 Died: January 5, 1933 at age 60

In Office: August 3, 1923-March 3, 1929

Served Two Terms, Served Remainder of Harding's Term

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Charles G. Dawes

First Lady: Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge

31 Herbert Clark Hoover

Born: August 10, 1874 Died: October 20, 1964 at age 90

In Office: March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933

Served One Term

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Charles Curtis

First Lady: Lou Henry Hoover

32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Born: January 30, 1882 Died: April 12, 1945 at age 63

In Office: March 4, 1933-April 12, 1945

Served Two Terms; Died During Third Term in Office

Political Party: Democrat

Vice Presidents: John Garner (1933-41) Henry Wallace (1941-45) Harry S. Truman (1945)

First Lady: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

33 Harry S. Truman

Born: May 8, 1884 Died: December 26, 1972 at age 88

In Office: April 12, 1945-January 20, 1953

Served Two Terms, Served Remainder of Roosevelt's Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: Alben W. Barkley

First Lady: Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace Truman

34 Dwight David Eisenhower

Born: October 14, 1890 Died: March 28, 1969 at age 78

In Office: January 20, 1953-January 20, 1961

Served Two Terms

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Richard M. Nixon

First Lady: Mary "Mamie" Geneva Doud Eisenhower

35 John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Born: May 29, 1917 Died: November 22, 1963 at age 46

In Office: January 20, 1961-November 22, 1963

Served Half of One Term; Assassinated

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: Lyndon Baines Johnson

First Lady: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy

36 Lyndon Baines Johnson

Born: August 27, 1908 Died: January 22, 1973 at age 64

In Office: November 22, 1963-January 20, 1969

Served One and a Half Terms, Served Remainder of Kennedy's Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey

First Lady: Claudia "Lady Bird" Alta Taylor Johnson

37 Richard Milhous Nixon

Born: January 9, 1913 Died: April 22, 1994 at age 81

In Office: January 20, 1969-August 9, 1974

Served One Term; Resigned to Avoid Impeachment over Watergate Scandal

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Spiro Agnew (1969-73) Gerald Ford (1973-74)

First Lady: Thelma "Pat" Catherine Ryan Nixon

38 Gerald Rudolph Ford

Born: July 14, 1913 Died: December 26, 2006 at age 93

In Office: August 9, 1974-January 20, 1977

Served Nearly One Term, Served Remainder of Nixon's Term

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Nelson A. Rockefeller

First Lady: Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Warren Ford

39 James Earl Carter, Jr.

Born: October 1, 1924

In Office: January 20, 1977-January 20, 1981

Served One Term

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Walter F. Mondale

First Lady: Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter

40 Ronald Wilson Reagan

Born: February 6, 1911 Died: June 5, 2004 at age 93

In Office: January 20, 1981-January 20, 1989

Served Two Terms

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: George Bush

First Lady: Jane Wyman (1917-2007) Nancy Davis Reagan (1923- )

41 George Herbert Walker Bush

Born: June 12, 1924

In Office: January 20, 1989-January 20, 1993

Served One Term

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: J. Danforth Quayle

First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush

42 William "Bill" Jefferson Clinton

Born: August 19, 1946

In Office: January 20, 1993-January 20, 2001

Served Two Terms, Acquitted on Charges of Impeachment

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: Albert Gore, Jr.

First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton

43 George Walker Bush

Born: July 6, 1946

In Office: January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009

Served Two Terms

Political Party: Republican

Vice President: Richard B. Cheney

First Lady: Laura Welch Bush

44 Barack Hussein Obama

Born: August 4, 1961

In Office: January 20, 2009 to Present

Serving First Term

Political Party: Democrat

Vice President: Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

First Lady: Michelle Robinson Obama