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

1885 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) becomes 22nd President of the United States

In 1884 Grover Cleveland won the Democratic nomination for president. The campaign contrasted Cleveland's spotless public career with the uncertain record of James G. Blaine, the Republican... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   Benjamin HARRISON (20 August 1833, , Ohio, USA - 13 March 1901, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)

1889 - March 4 - Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) becomes 23rd President of the United States

In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received the Republican nomination for president on the eighth ballot. Though behind on the popular vote, he won over Grover Cleveland in the electoral college by 233 to... Read MORE...

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

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




U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   William MCKINLEY (29 January 1843, , 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... Read MORE...

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

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... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   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.

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   Thomas Woodrow WILSON (28 December 1856, , 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, ... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   Warren Gamaliel HARDING (2 November 1865, , 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... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   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... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   Herbert Clark HOOVER (10 August 1874, , 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... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT (30 January 1882, , New York, USA - 12 April 1945, , 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. ... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   Harry S TRUMAN (8 May 1884, , 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... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   Dwight David EISENHOWER (14 October 1890, , Texas, USA - 28 March 1969, Washington, DC, 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.... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   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... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   Lyndon Baines JOHNSON (27 August 1908, , Texas, USA - 22 January 1973, San Antonio, 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... Read MORE...

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