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The office of the President is established by Article II of the U.S. Constitution. Forty-three men (no women yet) have held the position in administrations numbered one through 44, since Grover Cleveland is counted twice for his discontinuous period in the White House. Many attempts have been made to rate the greatest presidents, with rankings often reflecting the views of the rankers. Some have used horoscopes, although the power of astrology seems best in retrospect. It`s clear that the great presidents had visions as well as a love of country, but in order to become president the greatest asset was for many years residence, first in Virginia and later in Ohio.

There have been two father/son pairs (John Adams/John Quincy Adams and George H.W. Bush/George W. Bush) and two more with the same family name but more distant relations. Many vice-presidents have gone on to become president, but until now, no former first-lady has done so.


Presidential
Term
President
Age
*
Life
Span
Party
Vice-President
1
1789-1797
George Washington
57
1732
1799
John Adams
2
1797-1801
John Adams
61
1735
1826
Federalist
Thomas Jefferson
3
1801-1809
Thomas Jefferson
57
1743
1826
Aaron Burr
George Clinton
4
1809-1817
James Madison
57
1758
1831
Democratic-
Republican
George Clinton
Elbridge Gerry
5
1817-1825
James Monroe
58
1751
1836
Democratic-
Republican
Daniel Tompkins
6
1825-1829
John Quincy Adams
57
1767
1848
Democratic-
Republican
John C. Calhoun
7
1829-1837
Andrew Jackson
61
1767
1845
Democrat
John C. Calhoun
Martin Van Buren
8
1837-1841
Martin Van Buren
54
1782
1862
Democrat
Richard Johnson
9
1841
William H. Harrison
68
1773
1841
John Tyler
10
1841-1845
John Tyler
51
1790
1862

11
1845-1849
James K. Polk
49
1795
1849
Democrat
George Dallas
12
1849-1850
Zachary Taylor
64
1784
1850
Whig
Millard Fillmore
13
1850-1853
Millard Fillmore
50
1800
1874

14
1853-1857
Franklin Pierce
48
1804
1869
Democrat
William King
15
1857-1861
James Buchanan
65
1791
1868
Democrat
John Breckinridge
16
1861-1865
Abraham Lincoln
52
1809
1865
Republican
Hannibal Hamlin
Andrew Johnson
17
1865-1869
Andrew Johnson
56
1808
1875
Democrat

18
1869-1877
Ulysses S. Grant
46
1822
1885
Republican
Schuyler Colfax
19
1877-1881
Rutherford Hayes
54
1822
1893
Republican
William Wheeler
20
1881
James A. Garfield
49
1831
1881
Republican
Chester Arthur
21
1881-1885
Chester Arthur
50
1830
1886

22
1885-1889
Grover Cleveland
47
1837
1908
Democrat
Thomas Hendricks
23
1889-1893
Benjamin Harrison
55
1833
1901
Republican
Levi Morton
24
1893-1897
Grover Cleveland
55
1837
1908
Democrat
Adlai Stevenson
25
1897-1901
William McKinley
54
1843
1901
Republican
Garret Hobart
Theodore Roosevelt
26
1901-1909
Theodore Roosevelt
42
1858
1919
Republican
Charles Fairbanks
27
1909-1913
William H. Taft
51
1857
1930
Republican
James Sherman
28
1913-1921
Woodrow Wilson
56
1856
1924
Democrat
Thomas Marshall
29
1921-1923
Warren G. Harding
55
1865
1923
Republican
Calvin Coolidge
30
1923-1929
Calvin Coolidge
51
1872
1933
Republican
Charles Dawes
31
1929-1933
Herbert C. Hoover
54
1874
1964
Republican
Charles Curtis
32
1933-1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt
51
1882
1945
Democrat
John Garner
Henry A. Wallace
Harry S. Truman
33
1945-1953
Harry S. Truman
60
1884
1972
Democrat
Alben Barkley
34
1953-1961
Dwight D. Eisenhower
62
1890
1969
Republican
Richard M. Nixon
35
1961-1963
John F. Kennedy
43
1917
1963
Democrat
Lyndon B. Johnson
36
1963-1969
Lyndon B. Johnson
55
1908
1973
Democrat
Hubert Humphrey
37
1969-1974
Richard M. Nixon
56
1913
1994
Republican
Spiro Agnew
Gerald R. Ford
38
1974-1977
Gerald R. Ford
61
1913
-
Republican
Nelson Rockefeller
39
1977-1981
Jimmy Carter
52
1924
-
Democrat
Walter Mondale
40
1981-1989
Ronald Reagan
69
1911
2004
Republican
George H. W. Bush
41
1989-1993
George H.W. Bush
62
1924
-
Republican
Dan Quayle
42
1993-2001
Bill Clinton
46
1946
-
Democrat
Al Gore
43
2001-2009
George W. Bush
54
1946
-
Republican
Richard Cheney
42
2009-
Barack Obama
48
1961
-
Democrat
Joe Biden

*Age at inauguration.

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