A m e r i c a n     P r e s i d e n t s 

#1 George Washington
  Term:   April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797
  Born:   February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
  Died:   December 14, 1799 at Mount Vernon, Virginia
  Father:   Augustine Washington
  Mother:   Mary Ball Washington
  Married:   Martha Dandridge Custis on January 6, 1759
  Children:   John "Jack" Parke Custis (adopted) and Marth "Patsy" Custis (adopted)
  Fun fact:   Washington had only one tooth left at the time of his inauguration. He had many dentures constructed during his lifetime made of his own teeth, cow, hippopotamus, ivory, or lead, but never wore wooden teeth as the myth suggests. Washington always bowed to White House visitors because he believed shaking hands was beneath a president.

#2 John Adams
  Term:   March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1801
  Born:   October 30, 1735, in Braintree(now Quincy), Massachusetts
  Died:   July 4, 1826 in Braintree, Massachusetts
  Father:   John Adams
  Mother:   Susanna Boylston Adams
  Married:   Abigail Smith on October 25, 1764
  Children:   Abigail Amelia Adams, John Quincy Adams, Susanna Adams, Charles Adams, Thomas Boylston Adams
  Fun fact:   Adams was the first resident of the White House moving in while the paint was still wet. Adams holds the record for living longer than any other president by reaching the age of 90.

#3 Thomas Jefferson
  Term:   March 4, 1801 to March 3 1809
  Born:   April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virinia
  Died:   July 4, 1826, at Monticello (near Charlottesville, Virginia)
  Father:   Peter Jefferson
  Mother:   Jane Randolph Jefferson
  Married:   Martha Wayles Skelton on January 1, 1772
  Children:   Martha Washington Jefferson, Jane Randolph Jefferson, infant son, Mary Jefferson, Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (1780-1781), Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (1782-85)
  Fun fact:   Jefferson invented the swivel chair, and the lazy susan.

#4 James Madison
  Term:   March 4, 1809 to March 3,1817
  Born:   March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia
  Died:   June 28, 1836 at Montpelier, Virginia
  Father:   James Madison
  Mother:   Nelly Conway Madison
  Married:   Dolley Payne Madison on September 15, 1794
  Children:   None
  Fun fact:   Madison was the shortest and lightest president @ 5'4" tall and weighed less than 100 lbs

#5 James Monroe
  Term:   March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1825
  Born:   April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
  Died:   July 4, 1831 in New York, New York
  Father:   Spencer Monroe
  Mother:   Elizabeth Jones Monroe
  Married:   Elizabeth Eliza Kortright on February 16, 1786
  Children:   Eliza Kortright Monroe, James Spence Monroe, Maria Hester Monroe
  Fun fact:   Monroe's daughter was the bride in the first White House wedding and he was the first president to ride on a steamboat.

#6 John Quincy Adams
  Term:   March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1829
  Born:   July 11, 1767 in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
  Died:   February 23, 1848 in Washington, D.C.
  Father:   John Adams
  Mother:   Abigail Smith Adams
  Married:   Louisa Catherine Johnson on July 26, 1797
  Children:   George Washington Adams, John Adams, Charles Francis Adams, Louisa
  Fun fact:   Adams swam nude regularly in the Potomac River at 5:00 a.m in the morning (weather permitting). He was also the first president to ever be photographed

#7 Andrew Jackson
  Term:   March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1837
  Born:   March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, South Carolina
  Died:   June 8, 1845 at the Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee
  Father:   Andrew Jackson
  Mother:   Wlizabeth Hutchinson Jackson
  Married:   Rachel Donelson Robards in August 1791 and in aa second ceromony on January 17, 1794
  Children:   Andrew Jackson, Jr (adopted)
  Fun fact:   Jackson was the only president to serve as a prisoner of war.   When he was thirteen fighting in the Revolutionary war he was captured and ordered to clean the boots of a British officer.   When Jackson refused, the officer slashed Jackson across the forehead with his sword leaving a scar.   Jackson was the first president to be born in a log cabin and the first one to ride on a railroad train.   7th U.S. president, dueled with Charles Dickinson after he insulted Jackson's marriage.   Jackson let his opponent fire first, giving himself time to take aim.   Jackson took a bullet in the chest and, without flinching, calmly killed his man.

#8 Martin Van Buren
  Term:   March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841
  Born:   Decembr 5, 1782 in Kinderhook, New York
  Died:   July 24, 1862 in Kinderhook. New York
  Father:   Abraham Van Buren
  Mother:   Maria Hoes Van Buren
  Married:   Hannah Hoes on February 21, 1807
  Children:   Abraham Van Buren, John Van Buren, Martin Van Buren, Smith Thompson Van Buren
  Fun fact:   Van Buren wrote an autobiography but did not mention his wife once. Also, Van Buren took $100,000 (the sum of his salary as president over four years) in a lump sum at the end of his term.

#9 William Henry Harrison
  Term:   March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841
  Born:   Februay 9, 1773 in Berkley, Virginia
  Died:   April 4, 1841 in Washington D.C.
  Father:   Benjamin Harrison
  Mother:   Elizabeth Bassett Harrison
  Married:   Anna Tuthill Symmes on November 25, 1795
  Children:   Elizabeth Bassett Harrison, John Cleves Symmes Harrison, Lucy Singleton Harrison, William Henry Harrison, John Scott Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Mary Symmes Harrison, Carter Bassett Harrison, Anna Tuthill Harrison, James Findlay Harrison.
  Fun fact:   Harrison was the only president who studied to become a doctor. Anna (his wife ) received $25,000 pension after his death.

#10 John Tyler
  Term:   April 6, 1841 to March 3, 1845
  Born:   March 29' 1790 in Greenway, Virginia
  Died:   January 18, 1862 in Richmond, Virginia
  Father:   John Tyler
  Mother:   Mary Marot Armistead Tyler
  Married:   Letitia Christitan on March 29, 1813 & Julia Gardiner on June 26, 1844
  Children:   Mary Tyler, Robert Tyler, John Tyler, Letitia Tyler, Elizabeth Tyler, Anne Contesse Tyler, Alice Tyler, Tazewell Tyler, David Gardiner Tyler, John Alexander Tyler, Julia Gardiner Tyler, Lachlan Tyler, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Robert Fitzwalter Tyler, Pearl Tyler
  Fun fact:   Tyler never made an Inaugural Address and he was so poor after leaving office after five years that he was unable to pay a $1.25 bill until he had sold his corn crop.

#11 James Knox Polk
  Term:   March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849
  Born:   November 2, 1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  Died:   June 15, 1849 in Nashville, Tennessee
  Father:   Samuel Polk
  Mother:   Jane Knox Polk
  Married:   Sarah Childress on January 1, 1824
  Children:   None
  Fun fact:   The first White House Thanksgiving dinner was hosted by James's wife Sarah and she banned dancing, card-playing and alcoholic beverages in the White House.

#12 Zahary Taylor
  Term:   March 5, 1849 to July 9, 1850
  Born:   November 24, 1784 near Barboursville, Virginia
  Died:   July 9, 1850 in Washington D.C.
  Father:   Lieutenant Colonel Richard Taylor
  Mother:   Sarah Dabney Strother Taylor
  Married:   Margaret Mackall Smith on June 21, 1810
  Children:   Ann Mackall Taylor, Sarah Knox Taylor, Octavia P. Taylor, Margaret Smith Taylor, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Taylor.
  Fun fact:   Moving from place to place when he was a sodier Taylor did not establish an official place of residence and never registered to vote. He did not even vote in his own election. He didn't cast his first ballot until he was 62. Taylor kept his old Army horse on the White House lawn and visitors would pluck hairs from it as souveniers.

#13 Millard Fillmore
  Term:   July 9, 1850 to March 3, 1853
  Born:   January 7, 1800 in Locke Township (now Summerhill), New York
  Died:   March 8, 1874 in Buffalo, New York
  Father:   Nathaniel Fillmore
  Mother:   Phoebe Millard Fillmore
  Married:   Abigail Powers on Feb 5, 1826; Caroline Carmichael McIntosh on Feb 10, 1858
  Children:   Millard Powers Fillmore, Mary Abigail Fillmore
  Fun fact:   Fillmore had no formal education and refused an honorary degree from Oxford University because he felt he had "neither literary nor scientific attainment". He was the first president to have a stepmother and installed the first library, bathtub and kitchen stove in the White House.

#14 Franklin Pierce
  Term:   March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1857
  Born:   November 23, 1804 in Hillsborough (now Hillsboro), New Hampshire
  Died:   October 8, 1869 in Concord, New Hampshire
  Father:   General Benjamin Pierce
  Mother:   Ann Kendrick Pierce
  Married:   Jane Means Appleton on November 10, 1834
  Children:   Franklin Pierce, Frank Robert Pierce, Benjamin Pierce
  Fun fact:   Pierce out lived his three children who all died at a very early age.

#15 James Buchanan
  Term:   March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1861
  Born:   April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania
  Died:   June 1, 1868 at Wheatland, Pennsylvania
  Father:   James Buchanan
  Mother:   Elizabeth Speer Buchanan
  Married:   Never married
  Children:   None
  Fun fact:   Buchanan was the only bachelor to ever occupy the White House. He assigned his niece Harriet Lane as the White House hostess.

#16 Abraham Lincoln
  Term:   March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865
  Born:   February 12, 1809 in Hardin (now Larue) Kentucky
  Died:   April 15, 1865 at Petersen's Boarding House IN Washington D.C.
  Father:   Thomas Lincoln
  Mother:   Nancy Hanks Lincoln
  Married:   Mary Todd on November 4, 1842
  Children:   Robert Todd Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Thomas "Tad" Lincoln
  Fun fact:   Lincoln had no formal education but yet he was a Lawyer. Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated. He is famous for freeing slavery in the United States with the Emancipation Proclamation and his many wonderful public addresses (the most popular being his Gettysburg Address).

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