Past Presidents

To date, forty-three people have been sworn into the office of the President of the United States of America.  But there have been forty four Presidencies so far.  Grover Cleveland served two non consecutive terms (1885-1889 and 1893-1897) and is therefore the twenty second and the twenty fourth President.  George Washington is the first President of the United States.  Franklin D. Roosevelt spent the longest time in office which was over 12 years (1933-1945.)  He is the only President to serve more than two terms.  The current President, Barack Obama assumed the office on January 20, 2009.

The list of the past Presidents is as follows:

18th Century

  1. George Washington, 1789-1797
  2. John Adams, 1797-1801

19th Century

  1. Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809
  2. James Madison, 1809-1817  
  3. James Monroe, 1817-1825  
  4. John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829
  5. Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837  
  6. Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841
  7. William Henry Harrison, 1841
  8. John Tyler, 1841-1845
  9. James K. Polk, 1845-1849
  10. Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850
  11. Millard Fillmore, 1850-1853
  12. Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857
  13. James Buchanan, 1857-1861
  14. Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865
  15. Andrew Johnson,  1865-1869
  16. Ulysses S. Grant,   1869-1877
  17. Rutherford B. Hayes, 1877-1881
  18. James Garfield, 1881
  19. Chester A. Arthur, 1881-1885
  20. Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889
  21. Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893
  22. Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897
  23. William McKinley, 1897-1901

20th Century

  1. Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909
  2. William Howard Taft, 1909-1913
  3. Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921
  4. Warren Gamaliel Harding, 1921-1923
  5. Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929
  6. Herbert Clark Hoover, 1929-1933
  7. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945
  8. Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953
  9. Dwight David Eisenhower 1953-1961
  10. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1961-1963
  11. Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1963-1969
  12. Richard Milhous Nixon, 1969-1974
  13. Gerald Rudolph Ford, 1974-1977
  14. James Earl Carter, Jr., 1977-1981
  15. Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1981-1989
  16. George Herbert Walker Bush, 1989-1993
  17. William Jefferson Clinton, 1993-2001

21st Century

  1.  George Walker Bush, 2001-2009

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