List of US Presidents
Including Presidential Nicknames
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list of US Presidents in order, from President George Washington to President Barack Obama. Also included are some well known and some not so well known presidential nicknames.
Many Presidents throughout history have had some interesting nicknames! This list of US Presidents is shown in numerical order, starting with President George Washington and ending with President Barack Obama. Their nicknames are listed beside the names in the list of all United States presidents below. If you know of any presidential nicknames that I've missed, please use the "
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VIDEO List of US Presidents
, 1789-1797 - Father of his Country, The Sage of Mount Vernon George Washington
, 1797-1801 - His Roundity, Atlas of Independence, Bonny Johnny John Adams
, 1801-1809 - Father of the Declaration of Independence, Long Tom, Sage of Monticello Thomas Jefferson
James Madison, 1809-1817 - Father of the Constitution, Little Johnny, Sage of Montpelier, His little majesty
James Monroe, 1817-1825 - The Last of the Crooked Hats
John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829 - Old Man Eloquent, Publicola, King John II
, 1829-1837 - Old Hickory, The Old Hero, King Andrew the First Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841 - The Careful Dutchman, The Red Fox of Kinderhook, Old Kinderhook, The Little Magician
William Henry Harrison, 1841 - Old Tippecanoe, The Cincinnatus of the West, Old Granny
John Tyler, 1841-1845 - His Accidency, Young Hickory, Old Veto
James K. Polk, 1845-1849 - Polk the Purposeful, Napoleon of the Stump
Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850 - Old Rough and Ready, Old Zack
Millard Fillmore, 1850-1853 - The Accidental President, The American Louis Phillipe, the Wool Carder President
Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857 - Young Hickory of the Granite Hills, Handsome Frank
James Buchanan, 1857-1861 - Ten Cent Jimmy, Old Buck, The Do-Nothing President
, 1861-1865 - The Great Emancipator, Honest Abe, The Rail Splitter Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson, 1865-1869 - The Tailor, Sir Veto, Father of the Homestead Act
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 1869-1877 - American Caesar, The Galena Tanner, Useless S. Grant
Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 1877-1881 - His Fraudulency, Old 8 to 7, Lemonade Lucy, Granny
, 1881 - The Canal Boy, The Preacher President James Abram Garfield
, 1881-1885 - The Dude President Chester Alan Arthur
Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889 - Grover the Good, Old Grover, The Elephantine Economist
Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893 - Young Tippecanoe, Little Ben, The Centennial President, The Human Iceberg
Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897 - Grover the Good, Old Grover, Uncle Jumbo
William McKinley, 1897-1901 - Liberator of Cuba, The Idol of Ohio, Wobbly Willie
Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909 - The Rough Rider, The Cowboy, Rough and Ready, T.R.
William Howard Taft, 1909-1913 - Big Bill
Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921 - The Professor, The Phrasemaker
Warren Gamaliel Harding, 1921-1923 - W.G.
Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929 - Silent Cal
Herbert Clark Hoover, 1929-1933 - Chief, Grand Old Man
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945 - F.D.R., The Boss
Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953 - Give'em Hell Harry, Haberdasher Harry
Dwight David Eisenhower, 1953-1961 - General Ike, Kansas Cyclone, Duckpin
, 1961-1963 - J.F.K., Jack, The King of Camelot John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1963-1969 - L.B.J.
Richard Milhous Nixon, 1969-1974 - Tricky Dick, Richard the Chicken-Hearted
Gerald Rudolph Ford, 1974-1977 - Jerry, accidental president, Mr. Nice Guy
James Earl Carter, Jr., 1977-1981 - The Peanut Farmer, Cousin Hot, Jimmy
Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1981-1989 - The Great Communicator, The Gipper, Dutch, Ronnie
George Herbert Walker Bush, 1989-1993 - Poppy (family nickname), 41, Papa Bush
William Jefferson Clinton, 1993-2001 - Bill, Bubba, Slick Willie
George Walker Bush, 2001-2009 - W., Bushie, Dubya, 43, baby Bush, Bush Jr., shrub
Barack Hussein Obama, 2009- Barry, No drama Obama
See all of the United States Presidents from Washington to Obama in this morphing video...
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