Did you know: Three U.S. Presidents call Texas their home state?
Only 21 states have the distinction of being the birthplace to at least one of the U.S. Presidents. We all know that Texas is the best state in the Union, but did you know that we also have the honor to have 3 presidents from here?
- Lyndon Johnson, the 36th president, was born in Johnson City. He was a Texas congressman and senator before becoming Vice President of the United States in 1961.
- George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, was born in Milton, Mass. He was a Texas businessman and Houston congressman before joining the Nixon administration as U.N. ambassador.
- George W. Bush, the 43rd president, was born in New Haven, Conn. He was a Texas congressional candidate, businessman and governor before becoming President of the United States in 2001.
Only 3 other states can boast more than Texas.
This makes sense since there were only 13 colonies at the time
George Washington, the 1st U.S. President (1789-1797)
Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd U.S. President (1801-1809)
James Madison, 4th U.S. President (1809-1817)
James Monroe, 5th U.S. President (1817-1825)
William Henry Harrison, 9th U.S. President (1841-1841) Died of typhoid 31 days in office – shortest tenure of a president
John Tyler, 10th U.S. President (1841-1845) Succeeded after Harrison’s death
Zachary Taylor, 12th U.S. President (1849-1850) Died of stomach disease 16 months into his office
Woodrow Wilson, 28th U.S. President (1913-1921)
Ulysses S. Grant, 18th U.S. President (1869-1877)
Rutherford B. Hayes 19th U.S. President (1877-1881)
James Garfield, 20th U.S. President (1881-1881) Assassinated six months into his term
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd U.S. President (1889-1893)
William McKinley, 25th U.S. President (1897-1901)
William H. Taft, 27th U.S. President (1909-1913)
Warren G. Harding, 29th U.S. President (1921-1923) Died of a heart attack while in office; ranked as one of the worst presidents due to a number of scandals
New York (5)
Marvin Van Buren, 8th U.S. President (1837-1841)
Millard Fillmore, 13th U.S. President (1850-1853)
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President (1901-1909)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President (1933-1945)
Donald Trump, 45th U.S. President (2016-present)
John Adams, 2nd U.S. President (1797-1801)
John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. President (1825-1829)
John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. President (1961-1963) Assassinated in office
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