US Presidents List

White House cartoonWhite House cartoon drawing by Denise Rodgers.

US Presidents List ~ Founding Fathers

Welcome to the US Presidents List page of The first section consists of five of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. These are the men who gathered to plan and fight the Revolutionary War and drafted the Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United States. Without their efforts, the United States would not be what it is today. We start with General George Washington, a man who was so well loved by his new country, that some thought he should be king!

George Washington poem.

George Washington Poem

1st US President
Term: 1789-1797
Born: 1732
Died: 1799
Lived: 67 years
Party: Unaffiliated

John Adams poem.

John Adams Poem

2nd US President
Term: 1797-1801
Born: 1735
Died: 1829
Lived: 90 years
Party: Federalist

Thomas Jefferson cartoon

Thomas Jefferson Poem

Third US President
Term: 1801-1809
Born: 1743
Died: 1826
Lived: 83 years
Party: Democratic Republican

James Madison cartoon

James Madison Poem

4th US President
Term: 1809-1817

Born: 1751
Died: 1836
Lived: 85 years
Party: Democratic Republican

James Monroe cartoon

James Monroe Poem

5th US President
Term: 1817-1825

Born: 1758
Died: 1831
Lived: 73 years
Party: Democratic Republican

19th Century US Presidents List

Beyond the Founding Fathers, voters felt comfortable voting for the son of a founding father, John Quincy Adams. And so the list of presidents of United States grew in the 1800s, to include other dedicated, patriotic... and colorful leaders!

John Quincy Adams cartoon

John Quincy Adams Poem

6th US President
Term: 1825-1829
Born: 1767
Died: 1848
Lived: 80 years
Party: Democratic Republican

Andrew Jackson cartoon

Andrew Jackson Poem

7th US President
Term: 1829-1837

Born: 1767
Died: 1845
Lived: 78 years
Party: Democrat

Martin Van Buren cartoon

Martin Van Buren Poem

8th US President
Term: 1837-1841

Born: 1782
Died: 1862
Lived: 79 years
Party: Democrat

William Henry Harrison cartoon

William Henry Harrison Poem

9th US President
Term: 1841 (died in office)

Born: 1773
Died: 1841
Lived: 68 years
Party: Whig

John Tyler cartoon

John Tyler Poem

10th US President
Term: 1841-1845

Born: 1790
Died: 1862
Lived: 72 years
Party: Unaffiliated

James K Polk cartoon

James K Polk Poem

11th US President
Term: 1845-1849

Born: 1795
Died: 1849
Lived: 53 years
Party: Democrat

Zachary Taylor cartoon

Zachary Taylor Poem

12th US President
Term: 1849-1850

Born: 1784
Died: 1850
Lived: 65 years
Party: Whig

Millard Fillmore cartoon

Millard Fillmore Poem

13th US President
Term: 1850-1853

Born: 1800
Died: 1874
Lived: 74 years
Party: Whig

Franklin Pierce cartoon

Franklin Pierce Poem

14th US President
Term: 1853-1857

Born: 1804
Died: 1869
Lived: 64 years
Party: Democrat

James Buchanan cartoon

James Buchanan Poem

15th US President
Term: 1857-1861

Born: 1797
Died: 1868
Lived: 77 years
Party: Democrat

Abraham Lincoln cartoon

Abraham Lincoln Poem

16th US President
Term: 1861-1865

Born: 1809
Died: 1865
Lived: 56 years ( assassinated)
Party: Republican

Andrew Johnson cartoon

Andrew Johnson Poem

17th US President
Term: 1865-1869

Born: 1808
Died: 1875
Lived: 66 years
Party: Democrat

Ullyses S Grant cartoon

Ulysses S. Grant Poem

18th US President
Term: 1869-1877

Born: 1822
Died: 1885
Lived: 63 years
Party: Republican

Rutherford Hayes cartoon

Rutherford Hayes Poems

19th US President
Term: 1877-1881

Born: 1822
Died: 1893
Lived: 70 years
Party: Republican

James Garfield Cartoon

James Garfield Poem

20th US President
Term: 1881-1881 (died in office)

Born: 1831
Died: 1881
Lived: 49 years
Party: Republican

Chester Arthur, 21st US President.

Chester Arthur Poem

21st US President
Term: 1881-1885

Born: 1829
Died: 1886
Lived: 57 years
Party: Republican

Grover Cleveland Cartoon

Grover Cleveland Poem #1

22nd US President
First Term: 1885-1889

Born: 1837
Died: 1908
Lived: 71 years
Party: Democrat

Benjamin Harrison Cartoon

Benjamin Harrison Poem

23rd US President
Term: 1889-1893

Born: 1833
Died: 1901
Lived: 67 years
Party: Republican

President Grover Cleveland facts and a Grover Cleveland poem!

Grover Cleveland Poem #2

24th US President
Second Term: 1893-1897

Born: 1837
Died: 1908
Lived: 71 years
Party: Democrat

William McKinley Cartoon

William McKinley Poem

25th US President
Term: 1897-1901

Born: 1843
Died: 1901
Lived: 58 years
Party: Republican

20th Century US Presidents List

Now we arrive at the US Presidents list that leads in what is relatively modern times. We start with a young upstart and a totally fun guy, not to mention, one of the four presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore...Theodore Roosevelt. 

Theodore Roosevelt cartoon

Theodore Roosevelt Poem

26th US President
Term: 1901-1909

Born: 1858
Died: 1919
Lived: 60 years
Party: Republican

William Howard Taft Cartoon

William Howard Taft Poem

27th US President
Term: 1909-1913

Born: 1857
Died: 1930
Lived: 72 years
Party: Republican

Woodrow Wilson Cartoon

Woodrow Wilson Poem

28th US President
Term: 1913-1921

Born: 1856
Died: 1924
Lived: 67 years
Party: Democrat

Warren Harding Cartoon

Warren Harding Poem

29th US President
Term: 1913-1923

Born: 1865
Died: 1923
Lived: 57 years
Party: Republican

Calvin Coolidge facts and a Calvin Coolidge poem.

Calvin Coolidge Poem

30th US President
Term: 1923-1929

Born: 1872
Died: 1933
Lived: 60 years
Party: Republican

Herbert Hoover Cartoon

Herbert Hoover Poem

31st US President
Term: 1929-1933

Born: 1874
Died: 1964
Lived: 90 years
Party: Republican

Franklin D. Roosevelt Cartoon

Franklin D. Roosevelt Poem

32nd US President
Term: 1933-1945

Born: 1882
Died: 1945
Lived: 63 years
Party: Democrat

Harry Truman Cartoon

Harry S. Truman Poem

33rd US President
Term: 1945-1953

Born: 1884
Died: 1972
Lived: 88 years
Party: Democrat

Dwight Eisenhower Cartoon

Dwight D. Eisenhower Poem

34th US President
Term: 1953-1961

Born: 1890
Died: 1969
Lived: 78 years
Party: Republican

John F Kennedy Cartoon

John F. Kennedy Poem

35th US President
Term: 1961-1963 (assassinated)

Born: 1917
Died: 1963
Lived: 46 years
Party: Democrat

Lyndon B. Johnson Cartoon

Lyndon B. Johnson Poem

36th US President
Term: 1963-1969

Born: 1908
Died: 1973

Lived: 64 years
Party: Democrat

Richard M. Nixon Cartoon Portrait

Richard M. Nixon Poem

37th US President
Term: 1969-1974

Born: 1913
Died: 1994
Lived: 81 years
Party: Republican

Gerald Ford Cartoon Portrait

Gerald Ford Poem

38th US President
Term: 1974-1977

Born: 1913
Died: 2006
Party: Republican

James Earl Carter (aka Jimmy Carter) Cartoon Portrait

James Earl (Jimmy) Carter Poem

39th US President
Term: 1977-1981

Born: 1924
Party: Democrat

Ronald Reagan Cartoon Portrait

Ronald Reagan Poem

40th US President
Term: 1981-1989
Born: 1911
Died: 2004
Lived: 93 years
Party: Republican

George HW Bush Cartoon Portrait

George H.W. Bush Poem

41st US President
Term: 1989-1993

Born: 1924
Died: 2018
Lived: 94 years
Party: Republican

21st Century US Presidents List

Now we enter the names of presidents, all of whom are still living. These are the presidents of the new millennium. In the case of Bill Clinton, he had just one year of his term in the  year 2000, and an election year at that! However, at the time, he was of a younger generation and did say on the stump that he wanted to lead the country into the 21st century. Just as in the case of the change from the Founding Fathers to the 19th Century, voters once again chose a familiar name and family to lead the country. In this case, it was George W. Bush.

Bill Clinton cartoon portrait

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton Poem

42nd US President
Term: 1993-2001

Born: 1946
Party: Democrat

George W Bush cartoon portrait

George W. Bush Poem

43rd US President
Term: 2001-2009

Born: 1946
Party: Republican

Barack Obama cartoon portrait

Barack Obama Poem

44th US President
Term: 2009-2017

Born: 1961
Party: Democrat

Donald Trump cartoon portrait

Donald J. Trump Poem

45th US President
Term: 2017-

Born: 1946
Party: Republican

For more information about each president listed above, click on the president name or on the president picture. For the official US Presidents list, go to

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