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Presidents of the United States Of America

The President of the United States is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. The president is indirectly elected to a four-year term by the people through the Electoral College.

Since the office was established in 1789, 44 men have served as president. The first, George Washington, won a unanimous vote of the Electoral College. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms in office, and is counted as the nation’s 22nd and 24th presidents; the incumbent, Donald Trump, is therefore the 45th president. There are currently five living former presidents. The most recent death of a former president was on December 26, 2006 with the death of Gerald Ford.

№    President
State
Took Office
Left Office
  1. George Washington
    George Washington
    (1732–1799)
    Apr 30, 1789
    Mar 4, 1797
  2. John Adams
    John Adams
    (1735–1826)
    Mar 4, 1797
    Mar 4, 1801
  3. Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    (1743–1826)
    Mar 4, 1801
    Mar 4, 1809
  4. James Madison
    James Madison
    (1751–1836)
    Mar 4, 1809
    Mar 4, 1817
  5. James Monroe
    James Monroe
    (1758–1831)
    Mar 4, 1817
    Mar 4, 1825
  6. John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams
    (1767–1848)
    Mar 4, 1825
    Mar 4, 1829
  7. Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    (1767–1845)
    Mar 4, 1829
    Mar 4, 1837
  8. Martin Van Buren
    Martin Van Buren
    (1782–1862)
    Mar 4, 1837
    Mar 4, 1841
  9. William Henry Harrison
    William Henry Harrison
    (1773–1841)
    Mar 4, 1841
    Apr 4, 1841
  10. John Tyler
    John Tyler
    (1790–1862)
    Apr 4, 1841
    Mar 4, 1845
  11. James K Polk
    James K. Polk
    (1795–1849)
    Mar 4, 1845
    Mar 4, 1849
  12. Zachary Taylor
    Zachary Taylor
    (1784–1850)
    Mar 4, 1849
    Jul 9, 1850
  13. Millard Fillmore
    Millard Fillmore
    (1800–1874)
    Jul 9, 1850
    Mar 4, 1853
  14. Franklin Pierce
    Franklin Pierce
    (1804–1869)
    Mar 4, 1853
    Mar 4, 1857
  15. James Buchanan
    James Buchanan
    (1791–1868)
    Mar 4, 1857
    Mar 4, 1861
  16. Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    (1809–1865)
    Mar 4, 1861
    Apr 15, 1865
  17. Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson
    (1808–1875)
    Apr 15, 1865
    Mar 4, 1869
  18. Ulysses S Grant
    Ulysses S. Grant
    (1822–1885)
    Mar 4, 1869
    Mar 4, 1877
  19. Rutherford B Hayes
    Rutherford B. Hayes
    (1822–1893)
    Mar 4, 1877
    Mar 4, 1881
  20. James A Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    (1831–1881)
    Mar 4, 1881
    Sep 19, 1881
  21. Chester A Arthur
    Chester A. Arthur
    (1829–1886)
    Sep 19, 1881
    Mar 4, 1885
  22. Grover Cleveland
    Grover Cleveland
    (1837–1908)
    Mar 4, 1885
    Mar 4, 1889
  23. Benjamin Harrison
    Benjamin Harrison
    (1833–1901)
    Mar 4, 1889
    Mar 4, 1893
  24. Grover Cleveland
    Grover Cleveland
    (1837–1908)
    Mar 4, 1893
    Mar 4, 1897
  25. William McKinley
    William McKinley
    (1843–1901)
    Mar 4, 1897
    Sep 14, 1901
  26. Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    (1858–1919)
    Sep 14, 1901
    Mar 4, 1909
  27. William Howard_Taft
    William Howard Taft
    (1857–1930)
    Mar 4, 1909
    Mar 4, 1913
  28. Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson
    (1856–1924)
    Mar 4, 1913
    Mar 4, 1921
  29. Warren G Harding
    Warren G. Harding
    (1865–1923)
    Mar 4, 1921
    Aug 2, 1923
  30. Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    (1872–1933)
    Aug 2, 1923
    Mar 4, 1929
  31. Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover
    (1874–1964)
    Mar 4, 1929
    Mar 4, 1933
  32. Franklin D Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    (1882–1945)
    March 4, 1933
    April 12, 1945
  33. Harry S Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    (1884–1972)
    Apr 12, 1945
    Jan 20, 1953
  34. Dwight D Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    (1890–1969)
    Jan 20, 1953
    Jan 20, 1961
  35. John F Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    (1917–1963)
    Jan 20, 1961
    Nov 22, 1963
  36. Lyndon B Johnson
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    (1908–1973)
    Nov 22, 1963
    Jan 20, 1969
  37. Richard M Nixon
    Richard Nixon
    (1913–1994)
    Jan 20, 1969
    Aug 9, 1974
  38. Gerald Ford
    Gerald Ford
    (1913–2006)
    Aug 9, 1974
    Jan 20, 1977
  39. Jimmy Carter
    Jimmy Carter
    (born 1924)
    Jan 20, 1977
    Jan 20, 1981
  40. Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    (1911–2004)
    Jan 20, 1981
    Jan 20, 1989
  41. George H W Bush
    George H. W. Bush
    (born 1924)
    Jan 20, 1989
    Jan 20, 1993
  42. Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    (born 1946)
    Jan 20, 1993
    Jan 20, 2001
  43. George W Bush
    George W. Bush
    (born 1946)
    Jan 20, 2001
    Jan 20, 2009
  44. Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    (born 1961)
    Jan 20, 2009
    Jan 20, 2017
  45. Donald Trump
    Donald Trump
    (born 1946)
    Jan 20, 2017
    Incumbent

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