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Where The Presidents Lived

May 31, 2007

California
Richard Nixon (Yorba Linda)
Ronald Reagan (Santa Barbara)

District of Columbia
Woodrow Wilson (plus his birthplace less than three hours away in Staunton, Va.)

Georgia
Jimmy Carter (Plains)

Illinois
Ulysses S. Grant (Galena)
Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, plus birthplace sites in Hodgenville
and Knob Creek, Ky., and his boyhood home in Lincoln City, Ind.)

Indiana
Benjamin Harrison (Indianapolis)

Iowa
Herbert Hoover (West Branch)

Kentucky
Zachary Taylor (Louisville)

Maine
George H.W. Bush

Massachusetts
John Adams (Quincy, plus his birthplace in the same city)
John Quincy Adams (Quincy)
John F. Kennedy (Brookline)

Missouri
Harry S Truman (Independence, plus his farm home in nearby Grandview)

New Hampshire
Franklin Pierce (Hillsborough)

New Jersey
Grover Cleveland (Princeton)

New York
Chester A. Arthur (New York City)
Millard Fillmore (East Aurora)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (Hyde Park)
Theodore Roosevelt (Oyster Bay, plus his birthplace in New York City)
Martin Van Buren (Kinderhook)

Ohio
James A. Garfield (Mentor)
Warren G. Harding (Marion)
Rutherford B. Hayes (Fremont)
William Howard Taft (Cincinnati)

Pennsylvania
James Buchanan (Lancaster)
Dwight Eisenhower (Gettysburg)

Tennessee
Andrew Jackson (Nashville)
Andrew Johnson (Greenville)
James K. Polk (Columbia)

Texas
George W. Bush (Crawford)
Lyndon B. Johnson (Johnson City)

Vermont
Calvin Coolidge (Plymouth Notch)

Virginia
Thomas Jefferson (Charlottesville)
James Madison (Orange)
James Monroe (Charlottesville, plus his mansion in Oak Hill)
John Tyler (Charles City, also previously the home of President
William Henry Harrison)
George Washington (Mount Vernon)

Presidents Of The United States

May 31, 2007

Biographies and other information about the presidents can be found at:
— C-SPAN’s American Presidents Web site, which was created as part of the public affairs network’s series on the nation’s leaders;
–The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia;
— PBS, which produced reports on the presidents as part of its “American Experience” series;
POTUS.com;
— The White House Web site;
— And Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

The History Project also is developing and publishing plays that feature each of the U.S. presidents as protagonists. And as of early this year, you can even go to your local bank to learn more about the presidents because they are being featured on $1 coins over the next 10 years.

Coins featuring George Washington and John Adams, the first two presidents, already are in circulation. Here is a chronology of the other 41 presidents:

Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Clark Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush