U.S. Presidents List, from 1789 onward
I’m presenting a US presidents list that you may want to memorise. It doesn’t list all the US presidents, since it only includes persons sworn into office following the ratification of the United States Constitution, which took effect on 4 March 1789, but it is a full list of the US presidents from that date onward. Since Grover Cleveland served two terms in office (separate terms, that is, not consecutive), there have been 43 presidents, although there have been 44 presidencies. There have been both four presidents who died in office (of natural causes), and four who were assassinated.
List of the U.S. presidents
In the U.S. Presidents list, four presidents died in office.
The four presidents who died in office were:
- William Henry Harrison
- Zachary Taylor
- Warren G. Harding
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
And the four assassinated US presidents in the U.S. Presidents list were:
- Abraham Lincoln
- James A. Garfield
- William McKinley
- John F. Kennedy
Only one president has resigned from office, Richard M. Nixon, following the Watergate affair.
The Presidents of the United States of America
Before the rules were changed to stop it happening again, one president in the U.S. Presidents list, Franklin D. Roosevelt, served four consecutive terms, from 1933 to 1945 (coincidentally, 1933 was the year Hitler came to power in Germany and 1945 was the year he committed suicide and his Third Reich was defeated).
John F. Kennedy was the only Roman Catholic president, and Barack Obama is the first African American president in the list of the presidents of the United States of America.
The office of President of the United States of America is one of the highest and most sought after positions in the world. Many people regard the U.S. President as the leader of the free world, and, as the leader of the single remaining superpower in the world, it’s not difficult to see why.
A person can be elected to President of the United States for a term of four years, and usually cannot serve more than two terms of office. If someone assumes a presidency that someone else was elected to (for example after an assassination), and has served more than two years in that office, then he or she can serve no more than one term.
Restrictions on U.S. presidents
If a president dies in office, or resigns, or is removed from office for whatever reason, then the Vice President assumes the presidency. To be elected President, he or she must be at least 35 years of age and a “natural born” citizen of the United States. Who will be next on the U.S. presidents list? With elections coming up, we’ll soon find out.
Want to know more about the U.S. government and the way it operates? Visit the official White House site where you’ll find a huge and comprehensive array of sections covering various aspects of the U.S. Administration, information on the U.S. presidents down through the years, latest news from the Briefing Room, extensive photo galleries, etc, etc.
Here’s the list of the U.S. Presidents:
|The Presidents of the United States of America|
|No||President (born-died)||Took office||Left office||Party|
|1||George Washington, 1732-1799||30 Apr 1789||4 Mar 1797||-- no party --|
|2||John Adams, 1735-1826||4 Mar 1797||4 Mar 1801||Federalist|
|3||Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826||4 Mar 1801||4 Mar 1809||Democratic-Republican|
|4||James Madison, 1751-1836||4 Mar 1809||4 Mar 1817||Democratic-Republican|
|5||James Monroe, 1758–1831||4 Mar 1817||4 Mar 1825||Democratic-Republican|
|6||John Quincy Adams, 1767–1848||4 Mar 1825||4 Mar 1829||Democratic-Republican|
|7||Andrew Jackson, 1767–1845||4 Mar 1829||4 Mar 1837||Democratic|
|8||Martin Van Buren, 1782–1862||4 Mar 1837||4 Mar 1841||Democratic|
|9||William Henry Harrison, 1773–1841||4 Mar 1841||4 Apr 1841||Whig|
|10||John Tyler, 1790–1862||4 Apr 1841||4 Mar 1845||Whig|
|11||James K. Polk, 1795–1849||4 Mar 1845||4 Mar 1849||Democratic|
|12||Zachary Taylor, 1784–1850||4 Mar 1849||9 July 1850||Whig|
|13||Millard Fillmore, 1800–1874||9 Jul 1850||4 Mar 1853||Whig|
|14||Franklin Pierce, 1804–1869||4 Mar 1853||4 Mar 1857||Democratic|
|15||James Buchanan, 1791–1868||4 Mar 1857||4 Mar 1861||Democratic|
|16||Abraham Lincoln, 1809–1865||4 Mar 1861||15 Apr 1865||Republican|
|17||Andrew Johnson, 1808–1875||15 Apr 1865||4 Mar 1869||Democratic|
|18||Ulysses S. Grant, 1822–1885||4 Mar 1869||4 Mar 1877||Republican|
|19||Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822–1893||4 Mar 1877||4 Mar 1881||Republican|
|20||James A. Garfield, 1831–1881||4 Mar 1881||19 Sep 1881||Republican|
|21||Chester A. Arthur, 1829–1886||19 Sep 1881||4 Mar 1885||Republican|
|22||Grover Cleveland, 1837–1908||4 Mar 1885||4 Mar 1889||Democratic|
|23||Benjamin Harrison, 1833–1901||4 Mar 1889||4 Mar 1893||Republican|
|24||Grover Cleveland, 1837–1908||4 Mar 1893||4 Mar 1897||Democratic|
|25||William McKinley, 1843–1901||4 Mar 1897||14 Sep 1901||Republican|
|26||Theodore Roosevelt, 1858–1919||14 Sep 1901||4 Mar 1909||Republican|
|27||William Howard Taft, 1857–1930||4 Mar 1909||4 Mar 1913||Republican|
|28||Woodrow Wilson, 1856–1924||4 Mar 1913||4 Mar 1921||Democratic|
|29||Warren G. Harding, 1865–1923||4 Mar 1921||2 Aug 1923||Republican|
|30||Calvin Coolidge, 1872–1933||2 Aug 1923||4 Mar 1929||Republican|
|31||Herbert Hoover, 1874–1964||4 Mar 1929||4 Mar 1933||Republican|
|32||Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882–1945||4 Mar 1933||12 Apr 1945||Democratic|
|33||Harry S. Truman, 1884–1972||12 Apr 1945||20 Jan 1953||Democratic|
|34||Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890–1969||20 Jan 1953||20 Jan 1961||Republican|
|35||John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963||20 Jan 1961||22 Nov 1963||Democratic|
|36||Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908–1973||22 Nov 1963||20 Jan 1969||Democratic|
|37||Richard M. Nixon, 1913–1994||20 Jan 1969||9 Aug 1974||Republican|
|38||Gerald Ford, 1913–2006||9 Aug 1974||20 Jan 1977||Republican|
|39||Jimmy Carter, 1924-||20 Jan 1977||20 Jan 1981||Democratic|
|40||Ronald Reagan, 1911–2004||20 Jan 1981||20 Jan 1989||Republican|
|41||George H.W. Bush, 1924-||20 Jan 1989||20 Jan 1993||Republican|
|42||Bill Clinton, 1946-||20 Jan 1993||20 Jan 2001||Democratic|
|43||George W. Bush, 1946-||20 Jan 2001||20 Jan 2009||Republican|
|44||Barack Obama, 1961-||20 Jan 2009||20 Jan 2017||Democratic|
|45||Donald J. Trump, 1946 -||20 Jan 2017||Incumbent||Republican|
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