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President Term of Office Home Formerly

Presidents of the Continental Congress

1
Peyton Randolph, 1st President of the Continental Congress, 1774
Peyton Randolph
5 Sep 1774 - 22 Oct 1774 Virginia
Legislator, King's Attorney of Virginia

2
Henry Middleton 22 Oct 1774 - 10 May 1775 South Carolina Legislator, King's Provincial Council

3
Peyton Randolph
10 May 1775 - 23 May 1775
Virginia
President 1774

4
John Hancock 24 May 1775 - 1 Nov 1777 Massachusetts Merchant, Ship Owner, Legislator

5
COL Henry Laurens 1 Nov 1777 - 10 Dec 1778 South Carolina Merchant, Slave Trader, Legislator

6
John Jay 10 Dec 1778 - 28 Sep 1779 New York Lawyer, Legislator, Chief Justice

7
Samuel Huntington 28 Sep 1779 - 10 Jul 1781 Connecticut Lawyer, Legislator, Chief Justice

8
COL Thomas McKean 10 Jul 1781 - 5 Nov 1781 Delaware Lawyer, Judge, Legislator, Governor
Presidents of the United States in Congress Assembled
1
9
Jon Hanson, 1st President of the U.S. in Congress Assembled, 1781-82
John Hanson
5 Nov 1781 - 4 Nov 1782 Maryland
Planter, Legislator
2
10
COL Elias Boudinot 4 Nov 1782 - 3 Nov 1783 New Jersey Lawyer, Legislator, Commissary Gen.
3
11
GEN Thomas Mifflin 3 Nov 1783 - 30 Nov 1784 Pennsylvania Merchant, Legis., Quartermaster Gen.
4
12
Richard Henry Lee 30 Nov 1784 - 23 Nov 1785 Virginia Lawyer, Legislator, Governor
5
13
John Hancock 23 Nov 1785 - 29 May 1786 Massachusetts President 1775-77
6
14
Nathaniel Gorham 6 Jun 1786 - 2 Feb 1787 Massachusetts County Judge, Legislator
7
15
GEN Arthur St. Clair 2 Feb 1787 - 22 Jan 1788 Pennsylvania Navy & Army Officer, Legislator
8
16
Cyrus Griffin 22 Jan 1788 - 2 Mar 1789 Virginia Lawyer, Legislator
Constitutional Presidents of the United States
1
17
Gen George Washington, 1st Constitional President of the U.S., 1789-97
GEN George Washington
30 Apr 1789 - 4 Mar 1797
Virginia
Planter, Legislator, Commander-in-Chief
2
18
John Adams 4 Mar 1797 - 4 Mar 1801 Massachusetts Lawyer, Legislator, Vice President
3
19
COL Thomas Jefferson 4 Mar 1801 - 4 Mar 1809 Virginia Lawyer, Legislator, Vice President
4
20
COL James Madison 4 Mar 1809 - 4 Mar 1817 Virginia Lawyer, Legislator, Cabinet
5
21
COL James Monroe 4 Mar 1817 - 4 Mar 1825 Virginia Lawyer, Legislator, Governor, Cabinet
6
22
John Quincy Adams 4 Mar 1825 - 4 Mar 1829 Massachusetts Lawyer, Legislator, Diplomat, Cabinet
7
23
GEN Andrew Jackson, Jr. 4 Mar 1829 - 4 Mar 1837 Tennessee POW, Legislator, Justice, Governor
8
24
Martin Van Buren 4 Mar 1837 - 4 Mar 1841 New York Lawyer, Legislator, Vice President
9
25
GEN William H. Harrison 4 Mar 1841 - 6 Apr 1841 Virginia Legislator, Governor, Diplomat
10
26
CPT John Tyler, Jr. 6 Apr 1841 - 4 Mar 1845 Virginia Lawyer, Governor, Vice President
11
27
COL James Knox Polk 4 Mar 1845 - 5 Mar 1849 Tennessee Lawyer, Legislator, Governor
12
28
GEN Zachary Taylor 5 Mar 1849 - 10 Jul 1850 Louisiana Commanding General-Florida & Mexico
13
29
MAJ Millard Fillmore 10 Jul 1850 - 4 Mar 1853 New York Lawyer, Legislator, Vice President
14
30
GEN Franklin Pierce 4 Mar 1853 - 4 Mar 1857 New Hampshire Lawyer, Legislator, Soldier
15
31
PVT James Buchanan 4 Mar 1857 - 4 Mar 1861 Pennsylvania Lawyer, Legislator, Diplomat, Cabinet
16
32
CPT Abraham Lincoln 4 Mar 1861 - 15 Apr 1865 Illinois Bartender, Lawyer, Legislator
17
33
GEN Andrew Johnson 15 Apr 1865 - 4 Mar 1869 Tennessee Tailor, Legislator, Vice President
18
34
GEN Ulysses S. Grant 4 Mar 1869 - 5 Mar 1877 Illinois General of the Army
19
35
GEN Rutherford B. Hayes 5 Mar 1877 - 4 Mar 1881 Ohio Lawyer, Legislator, Governor
20
36
GEN James A. Garfield 4 Mar 1881 - 20 Sep 1881 Ohio Teacher, Legislator
21
37
GEN Chester A. Arthur 20 Sep 1881 - 4 Mar 1885 Vermont Lawyer, Vice President
22
38
S. Grover Cleveland
4 Mar 1885 - 4 Mar 1889
New York
Lawyer, Mayor, Sheriff, Governor
23
39
GEN Benjamin Harrison 4 Mar 1889 - 4 Mar 1893 Ohio Lawyer, Legislator
24
40
S. Grover Cleveland 4 Mar 1893 - 4 Mar 1897 New York President 1885-89
25
41
MAJ William McKinley, Jr. 4 Mar 1897 - 14 Sep 1901 Ohio Lawyer, Legislator, Governor
26
42
COL Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. 14 Sep 1901 - 4 Mar 1909 New York Lawyer, Gov., Und.Sec.Navy, V. Pres.
27
43
William Howard Taft 4 Mar 1909 - 4 Mar 1913 Ohio Lawyer, Judge, Governor, Cabinet
28
44
T. Woodrow Wilson 4 Mar 1913 - 4 Mar 1921 New Jersey Professor, Univ.Pres., Governor
29
45
Warren G. Harding 4 Mar 1921 - 3 Aug 1923 Ohio Publisher, Legislator, Lieut. Governor
30
46
John C. Coolidge, Jr. 3 Aug 1923 - 4 Mar 1929 Massachusetts Lawyer, Governor, Vice President
31
47
Herbert C. Hoover 4 Mar 1929 - 4 Mar 1933 Iowa Engineer, Cabinet
32
48
Franklin D. Roosevelt 4 Mar 1933 - 12 Apr 1945 New York Lawyer, Legis., Und.Sec.Navy, Gov.
33
49
COL Harry S. Truman 12 Apr 1945 - 20 Jan 1953 Missouri Judge, Legislator, Vice President
34
50
GEN Dwight D. Eisenhower 20 Jan 1953 - 20 Jan 1961 Texas General of the Army, SHAEF, NATO
35
51
LT John F. Kennedy 20 Jan 1961 - 22 Nov 1963 Massachusetts Sailor, Author, Legislator
36
52
CDR Lyndon B. Johnson 22 Nov 1963 - 20 Jan 1969 Texas Teacher, Legislator, Vice President
37
53
CDR Richard M. Nixon 20 Jan 1969 - 9 Aug 1974 California Lawyer, Legislator, Vice President
38
54
LCDR Gerald R. Ford 9 Aug 1974 - 20 Jan 1977 Michigan Lawyer, Legislator, Vice President
39
55
LT James E. Carter, Jr. 20 Jan 1977 - 20 Jan 1981 Georgia Farmer, Legislator, Governor
40
56
CPT Ronald W. Reagan 20 Jan 1981 - 20 Jan 1989 Illinois Actor, Labor Leader, Governor
41
57
LTJG George H.W. Bush 20 Jan 1989 - 20 Jan 1993 Maine Legislator, Dir.CIA, Vice President
42
58
William J. Clinton 20 Jan 1993 - 20 Jan 2001 Arkansas Lawyer, State Atty.General, Governor
43
59
1st Lt George W. Bush 20 Jan 2001 - 20 Jan 2009 Texas Jet Pilot, Businessman, Governor
44
60
Barack H. Obama 20 Jan 2009 - 20 Jan 2017 Illinois Legislator
 

Presidents' names with "green" or "blue" backgrounds denote 'father and son' Presidents.

Presidents' names with "yellow" backgrounds denote 'grandfather and grandson' Presidents.

Presidents' names with "purple" backgrounds served again, in a separate term.



Abbreviations for Ranks used above:
PVT
(No Insignia)
=
Private; Army / Army Reserve / National Guard / Militia
1st Lt 1st Lt bar
=
First Lieutenant; Air Force / Air National Guard

LTJG

= Lieutenant, Junior Grade; Navy / Naval Reserve
CPT
Captain bars
=
Captain; Army / Army Reserve / National Guard / Militia
LT
Lieut. bars
=
Lieutenant, Senior Grade; Navy / Naval Reserve
MAJ
MAJ oak leaf
=
Major; Army / Army Reserve / National Guard / Militia
LCDR
Lt. Cmdr. oak leaf
=
Lieutenant Commander; Navy / Naval Reserve
LTC
LTC oak leaf
=
Lieutenant Colonel; Army / Army Reserve / National Guard / Militia
CDR
Cmdr. oak leaf
=
Commander; Navy / Naval Reserve
COL
COL eagle
=
Colonel; Army / Army Reserve / National Guard / Militia
GEN
GEN star

GEN starGEN star

GEN starGEN starGEN starGEN star

Five-Star General Dwight Eisenhower

Seven-Star General George Washington

=
General, all grades; Army / Army Reserve / National Guard / Militia



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