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" 21st President of the United States "
( September 20, 1881 to March 3, 1885 - Assumed Garfield's Term )
50 years old, Episcopalian, Lawyer, Teacher, Republican


Date & place of birth:
Chester Alan Arthur
( Official Portrait )

     October 5, 1830, Fairfield, Vermont

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     November 18, 1886, New York City, New York - Bright's Disease - 56

Place of burial:
     Rural Cemetery, Albany, New York

Parents:
     Willliam & Malvina (Stone) Arthur

Married:
     Ellen Lewis Herndon - on October 25, 1859
     Children:
          William Lewis Herndon
               ( Dec. 10, 1860 - Jul. 7, 1863, died of convulsions, Age 2 )
          Chester Alan, II
               ( Jul. 25, 1864 - Jul. 17, 1937, m. two times, names unknown, Heart Attack )
          Ellen Herndon
               ( Nov. 21, 1871 - Sep. 6, 1915, m. Charles Pinkerton, died of surgical complications )

Education:
     Union College

Military Service:
     Quartermaster General

Also served:
     Vice President for James A. Garfield - ( March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881 )

Vice President:
     None

Facts:

  • Arthur enjoyed walking at night and seldom went to bed before 2 A.M.
  • Had 24 wagonloads of old furniture and junk removed from the White House before moving in
  • Arthur told a temperance group that called on him at the White House, "I may be President of the United States but my private life is my own damn business."
  • Nickname: "The Gentleman Boss"

Famous Quote:
     "I may be President of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Arthur"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Chester Alan Arthur
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Ellen Lewis (Herndon) Arthur




" 22nd President of the United States "
( March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1889 - 1st Term - Served two non-consecutive Terms )
47 years old, Presbyterian, Lawyer, Teacher, Democrat


Date & place of birth:
Grover Cleveland
( Official Portrait )

     March 18, 1837, Caldwell, New Jersey

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     June 24, 1908, Princeton, New Jersey - Old Age - 71

Place of burial:
     Princeton, New Jersey

Parents:
     Rev. Richard & Ann (_____) Cleveland

illegitimate Child with Maria Crofts Halpin:
          Oscar Folsom
               ( 1874 - ?? )

Married:
     Frances Folsom in 1886
     Children:
          Ruth
               ( Oct. 3, 1891 - Jan. 7, 1904, died of diphtheria, age 12, the "Baby Ruth" candy bar is named for her. )
          Esther
               ( Sep. 9, 1893 - Jun. 26, 1980, born in the White House, m. William Sydney Bence Bosanquet )
          Marion
               ( Jul. 7, 1895 - Jun. 18, 1977, m. William Stanley Dell, m. John Harlan Amen )
          Richard Folsom
               ( Oct. 28, 1897 - Jan. 10, 1974, marine officer in World War I and a career lawyer )
          Francis Grover
               ( Jul. 18, 1903 - 1995, m. Alice Erdman )

Education:
     No College Education

Military Service:
     None

Also served:
     Governor of New York - ( 1883-1885 )

Election Results - 1st Term - Popular Vote Percentage - Top Candidates:
     Grover Cleveland - New York - 48.5%
     James G. Blaine - (state unknown) - 48.2%

Vice President:
     
Thomas A. Hendricks - Indiana - ( March 4, 1885 - November 25, 1885 - Died in Office )

Facts:

  • Only individual elected to the office of President in unsuccessive terms
  • 1st President to receive over 5 million popular votes
  • Was born Stephen Grover Cleveland
  • Cleveland vetoed 414 bills in his first term, more than double the 204 vetoes cast by all previous presidents
  • His daughter "Esther" was the only president's child ever born in the White House

Famous Quote:
     "I mistake the American people if they favor the odious doctrine that there is no such thing as international morality; that there is one law for a strong nation and another for a weak one."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Cleveland"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Grover Cleveland
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Frances (Folsom) Cleveland





" 23rd President of the United States "
( March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893 - 1 Term )
55 years old, Presbyterian, Lawyer, Republican


Date & place of birth:
Benjamin Harrison
( Official Portrait )

     August 20, 1833, North Bend, Ohio

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     March 13, 1901, Indianapolis, Indiana - Pneumonia - 67

Place of burial:
     Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana

Parents:
     John Scott & Elizabeth (Irwin) Harrison

Married (1st):
     Caroline Lavinia Scott on October 20, 1853
     Children:
          Russell Benjamin
               ( Aug. 12, 1854 - Dec. 13, 1936, m. Angeline Saunders )
          Mary Scott
               ( Apr. 3, 1858 - Oct. 28, 1930, m. James Robert McKee )

Married (2nd):
     Mary Scott (Lord) Dimmick - on April 6, 1896 - ( 1858 - ?? )
     Children:
          Elizabeth
               ( Feb. 21, 1897 - Dec. 26, 1955, became a lawyer, m. James Blaine Walker )

Education:
     Miami University - Oxford (OH)

Military Service:
     Brigadier General

Also served:
     U.S. Senate

Election Results - Popular Vote Percentage - Electoral Vote - Top Candidates:
     Benjamin Harrison - Indiana - 47.8% - 233
     Grover Cleveland - New York - 48.6% - 168

Vice President:
     
Levi P. Morton - New York

Facts:

  • Only President whose grandfather was also President, "President William Henry Harrison"
  • His last daughter, Elizabeth, was younger than his four grandchildren
  • When the Harrisons moved into the White House, it was in such a dilapidated state that plans were made to build a new mansion elsewhere in Washington
  • North Dakota was admitted into the Union - November 2, 1889 - 39th State
  • South Dakota was admitted into the Union - November 2, 1889 - 40th State
  • Montana was admitted into the Union - November 8, 1889 - 41st State
  • Washington was admitted into the Union - November 11, 1889 - 42nd State
  • Idaho was admitted into the Union - July 3, 1890 - 43rd State
  • Wyoming was admitted into the Union - July 10, 1890 - 44th State
  • Nickname: "Kid Gloves Harrison"; "Little Ben"

Famous Quote:
     "No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Harrison"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Benjamin Harrison
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Caroline Lavinia (Scott) Harrison


First Lady
" Caroline Harrison "





" 24th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1897 - 2nd Term - Served two non-consecutive Terms )
56 years old, Presbyterian, Lawyer, Teacher, Democrat


Date & place of birth:
Grover Cleveland
( Official Portrait )

     March 18, 1837, Caldwell, New Jersey

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     June 24, 1908, Princeton, New Jersey - Old Age - 71

Place of burial:
     Princeton, New Jersey

Parents:
     Rev. Richard & Ann (_____) Cleveland

illegitimate Child with Maria Crofts Halpin:
          Oscar Folsom
               ( 1874 - ?? )

Married:
     Frances Folsom in 1886
     Children:
          Ruth
               ( Oct. 3, 1891 - Jan. 7, 1904, died of diphtheria, age 12, the "Baby Ruth" candy bar is named for her. )
          Esther
               ( Sep. 9, 1893 - Jun. 26, 1980, born in the White House, m. William Sydney Bence Bosanquet )
          Marion
               ( Jul. 7, 1895 - Jun. 18, 1977, m. William Stanley Dell, m. John Harlan Amen )
          Richard Folsom
               ( Oct. 28, 1897 - Jan. 10, 1974, marine officer in World War I and a career lawyer )
          Francis Grover
               ( Jul. 18, 1903 - 1995, m. Alice Erdman )

Education:
     No College Education

Military Service:
     None

Also served:
     Governor of New York ( 1883-1885 )

Election Results - ( Popular Vote Percentage ):
     Grover Cleveland - 46.1%
     Benjamin Harrison - 43.0%

Vice President:
     
"Adlai Stevenson", Illinois

Facts:

  • Only individual elected to the office of President in unsuccessive terms
  • 1st President to receive over 5 million popular votes
  • Was born Stephen Grover Cleveland
  • Cleveland vetoed 414 bills in his first term, more than double the 204 vetoes cast by all previous presidents
  • His daughter "Esther" was the only president's child ever born in the White House

Famous Quote:
     "I mistake the American people if they favor the odious doctrine that there is no such thing as international morality; that there is one law for a strong nation and another for a weak one."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Cleveland"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Grover Cleveland
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Frances (Folsom) Cleveland





" 25th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901 - 2 Terms - Assassinated during 2nd Term )
54 years old, Lawyer, Methodist, Republican
William McKinley
( Official Portrait )


Date & place of birth:
     January 29, 1843, Niles, Ohio

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     September 14, 1901, Buffalo, New York - Assassinated - 58

Place of burial:
     Canton, Ohio

Parents:
     William & Nancy (Allison) McKinley

Married:
     Ida Saxton on January 25, 1871
     Children:
          Katherine
               ( Dec. 25, 1871 - Jun. 25, 1875, died of typhoid fever, age 3 )
          Ida
               ( Apr. 1, 1873 - Aug. 22, 1873, died at 4 months old )

Education:
     Allegheny College, Albany Law School

Military Service:
     Brevet Major, Civil War

Also served:
     U.S. Congress
     Governor of Ohio

Election Results - 1st Term - ( Popular Vote Percentage ):
     William McKinley - 51.0%
     William J. Bryan - 46.7%

Election Results - 2nd Term - ( Popular Vote Percentage ):
     William McKinley - 51.7%
     William J. Bryan - 45.5%

Vice Presidents:
     
"Garrett A. Hobart", New York ( 1st Term - 1897-1899 - Died in Office)
     "Theodore Roosevelt" - Served as the "26th President of the United States"

Facts:

  • 1st President to receive over 7 million popular votes
  • 3rd President to be Assassinated
  • 5th President to die while serving in office
  • Last President to have served in the Civil War
  • Known for his devotion to his ailing wife, one politician said McKinley made it hard for other husbands in Washington
  • Nickname: "Idol of Ohio"

Famous Quote:
     "Unlike any other nation, here the people rule, and their will is the supreme law. It is sometimes sneeringly said by those who do not like free government, that here we count heads. True, heads are counted, but brains also. . ."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the "McKinley Memorial Library"
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President McKinley"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President William McKinley
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Ida (Saxton) McKinley





" 26th President of the United States "
( September 14, 1901 to March 3, 1909 - Assumed McKinley's Term - Elected 1 Term )
42 years old, Lawyer, Rancher, Author, Republican

Theodore Roosevelt
( Official Portrait )


Date & place of birth:
     October 27, 1858, New York City, New York

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     January 6, 1919, Oyster Bay, New York - Inflammatory Rheumatism - 60

Place of burial:
     Oyster Bay, New York

Parents:
     Theodore & Martha (Bulloch) Roosevelt

Married (1st):
     Alice Hathaway Lee on October 27, 1880
     Children:
          Alice Lee
               ( Feb. 12, 1884 - Feb. 20, 1980, m. Nicholas Longworth in the White House )

Married (2nd):
     Edith Kermit Carow on December 2, 1886
     Children:
          Theodore, Jr.
               ( Sep. 13, 1887 - Jul. 12, 1944, military hero in both World Wars I & II, won the "Medal of Honor" like his father )
          Kermit
               ( Oct. 10, 1889 - Jun. 4, 1943, m. Belle Wyatt Willard, was in World War I & II, committed suicide )
          Ethel Carow
               ( Aug. 13, 1891 - Dec. 10, 1977, m. Dr. Richard Derby )
          Archibald Bulloch
               ( Apr. 9, 1894 - Jul. 29, 1981, won the French Croix de Guerre & Silver Star and Oak Leaf Cluster, World War II )
          Quentin
               ( Nov. 19, 1897 - Jul. 14, 1918, pilot, World War I, shot down by an enemy plane )

Education:
     Harvard University

Military Service:
     Colonel

Also served:
     New York Legislature (1882-1884)
     Governor of New York (1898-1900)

Election Results - 1904 - ( Popular Vote Percentage ):
     Theodore Roosevelt - 56.4%
     Alton Parker - 37.6%

Vice President:
     
Charles W. Fairbanks", Indiana

Facts:

  • Only President awarded the "Medal of Honor"
  • 1st President to travel outside the United States while President - to Panama
  • Youngest individual to hold the office of President ( Age - 42 )
  • Won the "Nobel Peace Prize"
  • Started his own party (Progressive) and made an unsuccessful attempt running for President
  • The teddy bear is named for him
  • Nicknames: "TR"; "Trust-Buster"; "Teddy"

Famous Quote:
     "A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Theodore Roosevelt Association"
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Roosevelt"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Theodore Roosevelt
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt


First Lady
" Edith Roosevelt "





" 27th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1909 to March 3, 1913 - 1 Term )
51 years old, Lawyer, Unitarian, Republican


Date & place of birth:
William Howard Taft
( Official Portrait )

     September 15, 1857, Cincinnati, Ohio

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     March 8, 1930, Washington, D.C. - Arteriosclerosis - 72

Place of burial:
     Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Parents:
     Alphonso & Louisa M. (Torrey) Taft

Married:
     Helen Herron on June 19, 1886
     Children:
          Robert Alphonso
               ( Sep. 8, 1889 - Jul. 31, 1953, m. Martha Wheaton Bowers )
               ( Served in U.S. Congress (Speaker) & Senate (Majority Leader) )
          Helen Herron
               ( Aug. 1, 1891 - Feb. 21, 1987, m. Frederick Johnson Manning )
          Charles Phelps
               ( Sep. 20, 1897 - Jun. 24, 1983, m. Eleanor K. Chase )

Education:
     Yale University
     University of Cincinnati

Military Service:
     None

Also served:
     Solicitor General of the United States
     Governor of the Philippines
     Secretary of War for Theodore Roosevelt (1904-1908)
     Chief Justice of the Supreme Court ( 1921-1930 )

Election Results - ( Popular Vote Percentage ):
     William Howard Taft - 51.7%
     William J. Bryan - 43.0%

Vice President:
     
"James S. Sherman", New York (Died in Office)

Facts:

  • Only individual to serve as both President and Chief Justice (1921-30) of the United States
  • 1st President to use the "old" Oval Office (south side - west wing)
  • 1st President to have an automobile while President
  • One of only two Presidents buried in Arlington National Cemetery ( "John Kennedy" is the other )
  • Taft inaugurated the custom of the president throwing out the first ball to start the baseball season
  • Taft who weighed 332 pounds, got stuck in the White House tub the first time he used it; a larger one was ordered
  • Last President to have a cow at the White House

Famous Quote:
     "Don't sit up nights thinking about making me President for that will never come and I have no ambition in that direction. Any party which would nominate me would make me a great mistake."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Taft"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President William Howard Taft
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Helen (Herron) Taft


First Lady
" Helen Taft "





" 28th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1921 - 2 Terms )
56 Years Old, Presbyterian, Lawyer, Teacher, Democrat


Date & place of birth:
Thomas Woodrow Wilson
( Official Portrait )

     December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C. - Heart Disease - 67

Place of burial:
     National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Parents:
     Joseph R. & Janet (Woodrow) Wilson

Married (1st):
     Ellen Louise Axson on June 24, 1885
     Children:
          Margaret Woodrow
               ( Apr. 30, 1886 - Feb. 12, 1944 - never married )
          Jessie Woodrow
               ( Aug. 28, 1887 - Jan. 15, 1933, m. Francis Sayre )
          Eleanor Randolph
               ( Oct. 16, 1889 - Apr. 5, 1967, m. William Gibbs McAdoo )

Married (2nd):
     Edith (Bolling) Galt on December 18, 1915
     Children:
          None

Education:
     Princeton University - Johns Hopkins University

Military Service:
     None

Also served:
     Governor of New Jersey (1911-1913)

Election Results - 1st Term - ( Popular Vote Percentage ):
     Woodrow Wilson - 41.8%
     Theodore Roosevelt - 27.4%
     William Howard Taft - 23.2%

Election Results - 2nd Term - ( Popular Vote Percentage ):
     Woodrow Wilson - 49.2%
     Charles E. Hughes - 46.1%

Vice President:
     
"Thomas R. Marshall", of Indiana

Facts:

  • Only president buried in Washington, D.C.
  • 1st President to receive over 9 million popular votes
  • Was only the second President to ever personally address Congress. The First being "President George Washington"
  • His daughter Eleanor married his Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo in the White House
  • Nickname: "Schoolmaster in Politics"

Famous Quote:
     "It is not men that interest or disturb me primarily; it is ideas. Ideas live; men die."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Woodrow Wilson House"
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Wilson"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Thomas Woodrow Wilson
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Edith (Bolling) (Galt) Wilson


First Lady
" Edith Wilson "





" 29th President of the United States "
( March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923 - 1 Term - Died in Office )
55 years old, Baptist, Newspaper Publisher, Republican


Date & place of birth:
Warren Gamaliel Harding
( Official Portrait )

     November 2, 1865, Corsica, Ohio

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     August 2, 1923, San Francisco, California - Pneumonia, Heart - 57

Place of burial:
     Marion, Ohio

Parents:
     George T. & Phoebe Elizabeth (Dickerson) Harding

Married:
     Florence Kling on July 8, 1891
     Child - ( Step-Son - Son of Florence Kling ):
          Eugene Marshall DeWolfe
               ( Sep. 22, 1880 - Jan. 1, 1915, died of of advanced tuberculosis )

     Child - ( illegitimate daughter with Nan Britton ):
          Elizabeth Ann Christian Blaesing
               ( b.Oct. 22, 1919 )

Education:
     Ohio Central College

Military Service:
     None

Also served:
     Ohio Legislature (1899-1903)
     Lt. Governor of Ohio
     U.S. Senate (1915-1921)

Election Results - ( Popular Vote Percentage ):
     Warren G. Harding - 60.3%
     James M. Cox - 34.1%

Vice President:
     
"Calvin Coolidge" - Served as the "30th President of the United States"

Facts:

  • 1st President to ride to his inauguration in an automobile
  • 1st President to receive over 16 million popular votes
  • 6th President to die while serving in office
  • While president, Harding played golf, poker twice a week, followed baseball and boxing, and sneaked off to burlesque shows

Famous Quote:
     "My God, this is a hell of a job! I have no trouble with my enemies ... But my damn friends, they're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights."

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Harding"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Warren Gamaliel Harding
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Florence (Kling) Harding


First Lady
" Florence Harding "





" 30th President of the United States "
( August 3, 1923 to March 3, 1929 - Assumed Harding's Term - Elected 1 Term )
51 years old, Congregationalist, Lawyer, Republican


Date & place of birth:
Calvin Coolidge
( Official Portrait )

     July 4, 1872, Plymouth, Vermont

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     January 5, 1933, Northhampton, Massachusetts - Heart Attack - 60

Place of burial:
     Plymouth, Vermont

Parents:
     John & Victoria (Moor) Coolidge

Married:
     Grace A. Goodhue on October 4, 1905
     Children:
          John
               ( Sep. 7, 1906 - May 31, 2000, m. Florence Trumbull )
          Calvin, Jr.
               ( Apr. 13, 1908 - July 7, 1924 - Died at the White House, blood poisoning, age 16 )

Education:
     Amherst College

Military Service:
     None

Also served:
     Massachusetts State Legislature (1912-1915)
     Governor of Massachusetts (1919-1920)
     Vice President for Warren Harding

Election Results - 1924 - ( Popular Vote Percentage ):
     Calvin Coolidge - 54.0%
     John W. Davis - 28.5%
     Robert M. La Follette - 16.6%

Vice President:
     
"Charles G. Dawes", Illinois

Facts:

  • Only president sworn into office by his father, a justice of the peace and notary public
  • Was born John Calvin Coolidge but never used the first name
  • His wife recounted that if a young woman sitting next to Coolidge at a dinner party confided to him, she had bet she could get at least three words of conversation from him. Without looking at her he quietly retorted, "You lose."
  • Nickname: "Silent Cal"

Famous Quote:
     "You lose." - Calvin Coolidge, responding to a woman who claimed that she could make him say more than two words.

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Coolidge"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President Calvin Coolidge
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Grace A. (Goodhue) Coolidge


First Lady
  " Grace Coolidge "  


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