List of Presidents of the United States of America

Seal of the President of the United States

Seal of the President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Official White House portrait of William Howard Taft (1911)

Official White House portrait of William Howard Taft (1911) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837—June 24, 1908), the 22nd and 24th President of the United States and 28th Governor of New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. George Washington

2. John Adams

3. Thomas Jefferson

4. James Madison

5. James Monroe

6. John Quincy Adams

7. Andrew Jackson

8. Martin Van Buren

9. William Henry Harrison

10. John Tyler

11. James K. Polk

12. Zachary Taylor

13. Millard Fillmore

14. Franklin Pierce

15. James Buchanan

16. Abraham Lincoln

17. Andrew Johnson

18. Ulysses S. Grant

19. Rutherford B. Hayes

20. James Garfield

21. Chester A. Arthur

22. Grover Cleveland

23. Benjamin Harrison

24. Grover Cleveland

25. William McKinley

26. Theodore Roosevelt

27. William Howard Taft

28. Woodrow Wilson

29. Warren G. Harding

30. Calvin Coolidge

31. Herbert Hoover

32. Franklin D. Roosevelt

33. Harry S. Truman

34. Dwight D. Eisenhower

35. John F. Kennedy

36. Lyndon B. Johnson

37. Richard M. Nixon

38. Gerald R. Ford

39. James Carter

40. Ronald Reagan

41. George H. W. Bush

42. William J. Clinton

43. George W. Bush

44. Barack Obama

President Ronald Reagan with former US President Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter in the Blue Room in the White House

President Ronald Reagan with former US President Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter in the Blue Room in the White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  1. There have been two USAs–the USA of the Articles of Confederation and the USA of the present constitution. Washington was the first president of the second USA. There were a number of presidents of the first USA. Who was first? There is evidence that John Hanson was the first president–at least the first to be elected president under the procedure set forth in the Articles. However, it can be argued validly that since Samuel Huntington was presiding at the Continental Congress on the day that the Articles of Confederation were ratified it makes him the first person to serve as president. So, depending upon our definition of first there may be several first presidents. (We have to exclude Peyton Randolph since when he served as president of the Continental Congress in 1774 the colonies were still part of Britain—they had not declared their independence yet so there was no USA.)

    A president is a presiding officer of a legislative body–which is exactly what the presidents were under the Articles. A president presides—it’s where the word comes from. The president in USA(2) does not preside over a legislative body–he is merely the CEO of the executive branch. So it is really inaccurate to call the president of USA(2) a president. Governor or chief executive would be more accurate. Interestingly, the vice-president of USA(2) actually does preside over the Senate and has the title of President of the Senate. So it is more accurate technically to call Mr. Biden a “president” than Mr. Obama.

    In the US, at least, “president” is now largely taken to mean the chief executive officer of an organization–not the person who presides over a legislative body. And this new definition of “president" has now largely superseded the old, original definition.

    The interesting thing is how the USA(1) of the Articles is largely ignored in the school textbooks–some think it best to ignore the terrible mess the Founding Fathers made of their first attempt to create a USA. We perhaps ought to keep in mind that the Founding Fathers—I prefer to call them the “Rebellious Sons of England"–were rookies in creating federal governments (a very difficult thing to do) and they managed to do better on the second try.

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