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U.S. President flag photo of Stephen Grover CLEVELAND   Stephen Grover CLEVELAND (18 March 1837, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey, USA - 24 June 1908, Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA)

1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States

U.S. President flag photo of William MCKINLEY   William MCKINLEY (29 January 1843, Niles, Trumbull, Ohio, USA - 14 September 1901, Buffalo, New York, USA)

1897 - March 4 - William McKinley (1843-1901) becomes 25th President of the United States

With the support of Mark Hanna, a shrewd Cleveland businessman interested in safeguarding tariff protection, William McKinley became governor of Ohio in 1892 and Republican presidential candidate in 1896. The business community, alarmed by the progressivism of William... Read MORE...

U.S. President flag photo of Theodore ROOSEVELT   Theodore ROOSEVELT (27 October 1858, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights) - 6 January 1919, Oyster Bay, New York, USA (Massapequa))

1901 - September 14 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes 26th President of the United States

Assuming the presidency of the assassinated McKinley in 1901, Roosevelt embarked on a wide-ranging program of government reform and conservation of natural resources. He ordered antitrust suits against several large corporations, threatened to intervene in the anthracite... Read MORE...

U.S. President flag photo of William Howard TAFT   William Howard TAFT (15 September 1857, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Losanteville) - 8 March 1930, Washington, DC, USA)

1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States

When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term.

U.S. President flag photo of Thomas Woodrow WILSON   Thomas Woodrow WILSON (28 December 1856, Staunton, Virginia, USA - 3 February 1924, Washington, DC, USA)

1913 - March 4 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) becomes 28th President of the United States

Wilson became the 28th president of the United States, serving two consecutive terms in the White House, from 1913 to 1921. During his time in office, Wilson faced many challenges at home and abroad, and face them he did.

The issue of women's suffrage confronted Wilson...

U.S. President flag photo of Warren Gamaliel HARDING   Warren Gamaliel HARDING (2 November 1865, Blooming Grove, Ohio, USA - 2 August 1923, San Francisco, California, USA)

1921 - March 4 - Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) becomes 29th President of the United States

When the 1920 convention was deadlocked between Leonard Wood and Frank O. Lowden, Harding became the dark-horse nominee on his solemn affirmation that there was no reason in his past that he should not be. Straddling the League question, Harding was easily elected over... Read MORE...

U.S. President flag photo of John Calvin COOLIDGE   John Calvin COOLIDGE (4 July 1872, Plymouth, Vermont, USA - 5 January 1933, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence))

1923 - August 2 - Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) becomes 30th President of the United States

After Warren Harding's death Vice-President Coolidge became President and handled the Washington scandals with care and finally managed to save the Republican Party from public blame for the widespread corruption.

In 1924, Coolidge was elected without difficulty,...

U.S. President flag photo of Herbert Clark HOOVER   Herbert Clark HOOVER (10 August 1874, West Branch, Cedar, Iowa, USA - 20 October 1964, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights))

1929 - March 4 - Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) becomes 31st President of the United States

In the election of 1928, Hoover overwhelmed Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York, the Democratic candidate and the first Roman Catholic to run for the presidency. He soon faced the worst depression in the nation's history, but his attacks upon it were hampered by his devotion... Read MORE...

U.S. President flag photo of Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT   Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT (30 January 1882, Hyde Park, New York, USA - 12 April 1945, Warm Springs, Georgia, USA)

1933 - March 4 - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1822-1945) becomes 32nd President of the United States - The only President to be elected four times.

In 1932, Roosevelt received the Democratic nomination for president and immediately launched a campaign that brought new spirit to a weary and discouraged nation. He defeated Hoover by a wide margin. His first term was characterized by an unfolding of the New Deal program,... Read MORE...

U.S. President flag photo of Harry Shipp TRUMAN   Harry Shipp TRUMAN (8 May 1884, Lamar, Barton, Missouri, USA - 26 December 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

1945 - April 12 - Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) becomes 33rd President of the United States

Elected vice president in 1944, Truman became president upon Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945 and was immediately faced with the problems of winding down the war against the Axis and preparing the nation for postwar adjustment. Germany surrendered on May 8, and in... Read MORE...

U.S. President flag photo of Dwight David EISENHOWER   Dwight David EISENHOWER (14 October 1890, Denison, Grayson County, Texas, USA - 28 March 1969, Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, USA)

1953 - January 20 - Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) becomes 34th President of the United States

At the Republican convention of 1952 in Chicago, Eisenhower won the presidential nomination on the first ballot in a close race with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. In the election, he defeated Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois.

Through two terms, Eisenhower hewed to...

U.S. President flag photo of John Fitzgerald KENNEDY   John Fitzgerald KENNEDY (29 May 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - 22 November 1963, Dallas, Texas, USA)

1961 - January 20 - John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) becomes 35th President of the United States

On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was the youngest man elected President; he was the youngest to die...

In...


U.S. President flag photo of Lyndon Baines JOHNSON   Lyndon Baines JOHNSON (27 August 1908, Stonewall, Texas, USA - 22 January 1973, Johnson City, Texas, USA)

1963 - Novmember 22 - Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) becomes 36th President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy

At the height of his power as Senate leader, Johnson sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1960. When he lost to John F. Kennedy, he surprised even some of his closest associates by accepting second place on the ticket.

Johnson was riding in another car in...