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Presidents of the United States, featuring biographical files on America's Presidents. Click on the blue links to see individual biography pages on the presidents and vice-presidents.
American Presidents and their Vice-Presidents:

Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the United States since the ratification and implementation of the Federal Constitution and the election of the first president (George Washington).

 Format and Symbols use on this page:

Name of President (Years in office)--Political Party (Federalist, Democratic-Republican, Democrat, Whig, Republican)
Name of Vice-President (Years in office)

Symbols: =Died in office, * = Assassinated in office, *= Survived Assassination attempt

NOTE: Where the word "none" is in place of a vice-president's name, that means that their was no vice-president at that time. Until the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which took effect in in 1967, there was no legal procedure to replace a vice-president who became president upon the death of the sitting president, resigned, or died in office. Until President Nixon appointed Gerald Ford to be his new vice-president (following Vice-President Agnew's resignation), in 1974, all vacancies remained unfilled until the next presidential election and the inauguration of the new vice-president. In the case of both Vice-Presidents Ford and Rockefeller, a few months did pass without a sitting vice-president while they awaited confirmation by the Senate.


George Washington (1789-1797) -No party (though many historians consider him to be a Federalist )

John Adams (1789-1797) -Federalist

John Adams (1797-1801)-Federalist

Thomas Jefferson (1797-1801) -Democratic-Republican

Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) -Democratic-Republican

Aaron Burr (1801-1805) -Democratic-Republican

George Clinton (1805-1809) -Democratic-Republican

James Madison (1809-1817) -Democratic-Republican

George Clinton (1809-1812) -Democratic-Republican

none (1812-1813)

Elbridge Gerry (1813-1814) -Democratic-Republican

none (1814-1817)

James Monroe (1817-1825) -Democratic-Republican

Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-1825) -Democratic-Republican

John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) -Whig

John C. Calhoun (1825-1829)

Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) * -Democrat

John C. Calhoun (1829-1832) -Democrat

none (1832-1833)

Martin Van Buren (1833-1837) -Democrat

Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) -Democrat

Richard M. Johnson (1837-1841) -Democrat

William Henry Harrison (1841) -Whig

John Tyler (1841) -Whig

John Tyler (1841-1845) -Whig, then no party (he was expelled from the Whig Party soon after becoming President)

none (1841-1845)

James K. Polk (1845-1849) -Democrat

George M. Dallas (1845-1849) -Democrat

Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) -Whig

Millard Fillmore (1849-1850) -Whig

Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)-Whig

none (1850-1853)

Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) -Democrat

William King (1853) -Democrat

none (1853-1857) -Democrat

James Buchanan (1857-1861) -Democrat

John C. Breckinridge (1857-1861) -Democrat

Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) * -Republican

Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865) -Republican

Andrew Johnson (1865) -Democrat

Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) -Democrat

none (1865-1869)

Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) -Republican

Schuyler Colfax (1869-1873) -Republican

Henry Wilson (1873-1875) -Republican

none (1875-1877)

Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) -Republican

William Wheeler (1877-1881) -Republican

James A. Garfield (1881) * -Republican

Chester Arthur (1881) -Republican

Chester Arthur (1881-1885) -Republican

none (1881-1885)

Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) -Democrat

Thomas Hendricks (1885) -Democrat

none (1885-1889)

Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) -Republican

Levi P. Morton (1889-1893)

Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) -Democrat

Adlai E. Stevenson (1893-1897) -Democrat

William McKinley (1897-1901) †* -Republican

Garret Hobart (1897-1901) -Republican

Theodore Roosevelt (1901)-Republican

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)* -Republican (Roosevelt was shot while campaigning after he left office)

none (1901-1905)

Charles Fairbanks (1905-1909) -Republican

William Howard Taft (1909-1913) -Republican

James S. Sherman (1909-1912) -Republican

none (1912-1913)

Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) -Democrat

Thomas R. Marshall (1913-1921) -Democrat

Warren G. Harding (1921-1923) -Republican

Calvin Coolidge (1921-1923) -Republican

Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) -Republican

none (1923-1925)

Charles Dawes (1925-1929) -Republican

Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) -Republican

Charles Curtis (1929-1933) -Republican

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) -Democrat*(A sniper tried to shoot FDR after his first election, but before he was inaugurated)

John Nance Garner (1933-1941) -Democrat

Henry A. Wallace (1941-1945) -Democrat

Harry S Truman (1945) -Democrat

Harry S Truman (1945-1953)* -Democrat

none (1945-1949)

Alben Barkley (1949-1953) -Democrat

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) -Republican

Richard Nixon (1953-1961) -Republican

John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) * -Democrat

Lyndon B. Johnson (1961-1963) -Democrat

Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) -Democrat

none (1963-1965)

Hubert Humphrey (1965-1969) -Democrat

Richard Nixon (1969-1974) * -Republican

Spiro Agnew (1969-1973) -Republican

none (1973)

Gerald Ford (1973-1974) -Republican

Gerald Ford (1974-1977)* -Republican

none (1974)

Nelson Rockefeller (1974-1977) -Republican

Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) -Democrat

Walter Mondale (1977-1981) -Democrat

Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) * -Republican

George H.W.Bush (1981-1989) -Republican

George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) -Republican

Dan Quayle (1989-1993) -Republican

Bill Clinton (1993-2001)* -Democrat

Al Gore (1993-2001) -Democrat

George W. Bush (2001-2009 ) * -Republican

Richard "Dick" Cheney (2001-2009 ) * -Republican

Barack Obama (2009-Present) -Democrat

Joseph "Joe" Biden (2009-Present) -Democrat

 

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