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List of presidents of the United States by home state

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These lists give the states of primary affiliation and of birth for each president of the United States.

Birth places

Twenty-one states have the distinction of being the birthplace of a president. One president's birth state is in dispute; North and South Carolina (British colonies at the time) both lay claim to Andrew Jackson, who was born in 1767, in the Waxhaw region along their common border. Jackson himself considered South Carolina as his birth state.[1] Born on December 5, 1782, Martin Van Buren was the first president born an American citizen (and not a British subject).[2]

The term Virginia dynasty is sometimes used to describe the fact that four of the first five U.S. presidents were from Virginia. Including President-elect Joe Biden, the number of presidents born per state, counting Jackson as being from South Carolina, are:

Date of birth President Birthplace State of birth In office
February 22, 1732 George Washington Westmoreland County Virginia (1st) April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797
October 30, 1735 John Adams Braintree Massachusetts (2nd) March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
April 13, 1743* Thomas Jefferson Shadwell Virginia (3rd) March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
March 16, 1751 James Madison Port Conway Virginia (4th) March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1817
April 28, 1758 James Monroe Monroe Hall Virginia (5th) March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825
March 15, 1767 Andrew Jackson Waxhaws Region South Carolina (7th) March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837
July 11, 1767 John Quincy Adams Braintree Massachusetts (6th) March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829
February 9, 1773 William Henry Harrison Charles City County Virginia (9th) March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841
December 5, 1782 Martin Van Buren Kinderhook New York (8th) March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841
November 24, 1784 Zachary Taylor Barboursville Virginia (12th) March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850
March 29, 1790 John Tyler Charles City County Virginia (10th) April 4, 1841 – March 4, 1845
April 23, 1791 James Buchanan Cove Gap Pennsylvania (15th) March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1861
November 2, 1795 James K. Polk Pineville North Carolina (11th) March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
January 7, 1800 Millard Fillmore Summerhill New York (13th) July 9, 1850 – March 4, 1853
November 23, 1804 Franklin Pierce Hillsborough New Hampshire (14th) March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1857
December 29, 1808 Andrew Johnson Raleigh North Carolina (17th) April 15, 1865 – March 4, 1869
February 12, 1809 Abraham Lincoln Sinking Spring Kentucky (16th) March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
April 27, 1822 Ulysses S. Grant Point Pleasant Ohio (18th) March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877
October 4, 1822 Rutherford B. Hayes Delaware Ohio (19th) March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881
October 5, 1829 Chester A. Arthur Fairfield Vermont (21st) September 19, 1881 – March 4, 1885
November 19, 1831 James A. Garfield Moreland Hills Ohio (20th) March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881
August 20, 1833 Benjamin Harrison North Bend Ohio (23rd) March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893
March 18, 1837 Grover Cleveland Caldwell New Jersey (22nd) March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1889
(24th) March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897
January 29, 1843 William McKinley Niles Ohio (25th) March 4, 1897 – September 14, 1901
December 28, 1856 Woodrow Wilson Staunton Virginia (28th) March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921
September 15, 1857 William H. Taft Cincinnati Ohio (27th) March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913
October 27, 1858 Theodore Roosevelt New York City New York (26th) September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909
November 2, 1865 Warren G. Harding Blooming Grove Ohio (29th) March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923
July 4, 1872 Calvin Coolidge Plymouth Vermont (30th) August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929
August 10, 1874 Herbert Hoover West Branch Iowa (31st) March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933
January 30, 1882 Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park New York (32nd) March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945
May 8, 1884 Harry S. Truman Lamar Missouri (33rd) April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
October 14, 1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower Denison Texas (34th) January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
August 27, 1908 Lyndon B. Johnson Stonewall Texas (36th) November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
February 6, 1911 Ronald Reagan Tampico Illinois (40th) January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
January 9, 1913 Richard Nixon Yorba Linda California (37th) January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974
July 14, 1913 Gerald Ford Omaha Nebraska (38th) August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
May 29, 1917 John F. Kennedy Brookline Massachusetts (35th) January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
June 12, 1924 George H. W. Bush Milton Massachusetts (41st) January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
October 1, 1924 Jimmy Carter Plains Georgia (39th) January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
November 20, 1942 Joe Biden (elect) Scranton Pennsylvania (46th) Taking office January 20, 2021
June 14, 1946 Donald Trump New York City New York (45th) January 20, 2017 – present
July 6, 1946 George W. Bush New Haven Connecticut (43rd) January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
August 19, 1946 Bill Clinton Hope Arkansas (42nd) January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
August 4, 1961 Barack Obama Honolulu Hawaii (44th) January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
*Gregorian date; Julian date is April 2, 1743 [3]
Colony, pre–1776, rather than state.

Presidential birthplace and early childhood historic sites

The birthplaces and early childhood residences of many U.S. presidents have been preserved or replicated. In instances where a physical structure is absent, a monument or roadside marker has been erected to denote the site's historic significance. All sites in the table below are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

A dramatic shift in childbirth from home to hospital occurred in the United States in the early 20th century (mid–1920s to 1940).[4] Reflective of this trend, Jimmy Carter and all presidents born during and after World War II (Bill Clinton and every president since) have been born in a hospital, not a private residence. This sortable table is ordered by the presidents' birthdates.

President Image Historic site
George Washington Geo Washington birthplace.jpg George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Colonial Beach, Virginia
John Adams John Adams birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts.JPG John Adams Birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts
James Madison Belle Grove house.jpg Belle Grove Plantation, Port Conway, Virginia
James Monroe James Monroe Family Home Site - Stierch.JPG James Monroe Family Home Site, Colonial Beach, Virginia
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts.JPG John Quincy Adams Birthplace, Quincy, Massachusetts
William Henry Harrison Berkeley plantation harrison home.jpg Berkeley Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia
Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor House 1.JPG Zachary Taylor House, Louisville, Kentucky
John Tyler Greenway, State Route 5 vicinity, Charles City vicinity (Charles City County, Virginia).jpg Greenway Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia
James Buchanan Buchanan Home Mercersburg.jpg Buchanan's Birthplace State Park, Cove Gap, Pennsylvania
James K. Polk James K. Polk Childhood Log Cabin (Reconstruction).jpg President James K. Polk Historic Site, Pineville, North Carolina
Franklin Pierce Pierce Homestead.jpg Franklin Pierce Homestead, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnsons First Home 2006.jpg Mordecai Historic Park, Raleigh, North Carolina
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site.jpg Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City, Indiana
Ulysses S. Grant GrantBirthplace.jpg Grant Birthplace, Point Pleasant, Ohio
Rutherford B. Hayes
Spiegel Grove (Rutherford B. Hayes Summer Home).jpg
Speigel Grove, Fremont, Ohio
Chester A. Arthur Fairfield ChesterArthur Nov2007.JPG Chester Alan Arthur State Historic Site, Fairfield, Vermont
Grover Cleveland Caldwell Presbyterian Church and Manse.jpg Grover Cleveland Birthplace, Caldwell, New Jersey
William McKinley Seal of the President of the United States.svg McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center, Niles, Ohio
Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home.JPG Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, Augusta, Georgia
William Howard Taft Taft NHS 1.jpg William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati, Ohio
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace from west.jpg Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, New York City, New York
Calvin Coolidge PlymouthVT CalvinCoolidgeBirthplace.jpg Calvin Coolidge Homestead District, Plymouth, Vermont
Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover birthplace.jpg Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa
Franklin D. Roosevelt Springwood Estate.jpg Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York
Harry S. Truman Harry S Truman Birthplace SHS 20150715-8218.jpg Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Lamar, Missouri
Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower House 1.jpg Eisenhower Boyhood Home, Abilene, Kansas
Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson birthplace NPS.jpg Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Stonewall, Texas
Ronald Reagan Tampico Il Main St Hist Dist Reagan Birthplace1.jpg Birthplace of Ronald Reagan, Tampico, Illinois
Richard Nixon Nixonhouse.jpg Birthplace of Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California
Gerald Ford President Gerald R Ford Historical Marker.jpg President Gerald R. Ford Jr. Boyhood Home, Grand Rapids, Michigan
John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy home, Brookline, Massachusetts LCCN2011630152.tif John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline, Massachusetts
Jimmy Carter Farm P9220166 Family Home.jpg Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains, Georgia
George W. Bush Bush Childhood Home-Front-August 2013.JPG George W. Bush Childhood Home, Midland, Texas
Bill Clinton Bill Clinton Birthplace.jpg President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Hope, Arkansas


States of primary affiliation

A list of U.S. presidents including the state with which each was primarily affiliated, due to residence, professional career, and electoral history.

OP President State
1 George Washington  Virginia
2 John Adams  Massachusetts
3 Thomas Jefferson  Virginia
4 James Madison  Virginia
5 James Monroe  Virginia
6 John Quincy Adams  Massachusetts
7 Andrew Jackson  Tennessee
8 Martin Van Buren  New York
9 William Henry Harrison  Ohio
10 John Tyler  Virginia
11 James K. Polk  Tennessee
12 Zachary Taylor  Kentucky
13 Millard Fillmore  New York
14 Franklin Pierce  New Hampshire
15 James Buchanan  Pennsylvania
16 Abraham Lincoln  Illinois
17 Andrew Johnson  Tennessee
18 Ulysses S. Grant  Illinois
19 Rutherford B. Hayes  Ohio
20 James A. Garfield  Ohio
21 Chester A. Arthur  New York
22/24 Grover Cleveland  New York
23 Benjamin Harrison  Indiana
25 William McKinley  Ohio
26 Theodore Roosevelt  New York
27 William Howard Taft  Ohio
28 Woodrow Wilson  New Jersey
29 Warren G. Harding  Ohio
30 Calvin Coolidge  Massachusetts
31 Herbert Hoover  California
32 Franklin D. Roosevelt  New York
33 Harry S. Truman  Missouri
34 Dwight D. Eisenhower  Kansas
35 John F. Kennedy  Massachusetts
36 Lyndon B. Johnson  Texas
37 Richard Nixon  California
38 Gerald Ford  Michigan
39 Jimmy Carter  Georgia
40 Ronald Reagan  California
41 George H. W. Bush  Texas
42 Bill Clinton  Arkansas
43 George W. Bush  Texas
44 Barack Obama  Illinois
45 Donald Trump  Florida
46 Joe Biden (elect)  Delaware

Presidents by state of primary affiliation

A list of U.S. presidents grouped by primary state of residence and birth, with priority given to residence. Only 19 out of the 50 states are represented. Presidents with an asterisk (*) did not primarily reside in their respective birth states (they were not born in the state listed below).

State # Presidents (in order of presidency)
 New York 7 Martin Van Buren (8), Millard Fillmore (13), Chester A. Arthur* (21), Grover Cleveland* (22, 24), Theodore Roosevelt (26), Franklin D. Roosevelt (32), Donald Trump (45)
 Ohio 6 William Henry Harrison* (9), Rutherford B. Hayes (19), James A. Garfield (20), William McKinley (25), William Howard Taft (27), Warren G. Harding (29)
 Virginia 5 George Washington (1), Thomas Jefferson (3), James Madison (4), James Monroe (5), John Tyler (10)
 Massachusetts 4 John Adams (2), John Quincy Adams (6), Calvin Coolidge* (30), John F. Kennedy (35)
 California 3 Herbert Hoover* (31), Richard Nixon (37), Ronald Reagan* (40)
 Illinois 3 Abraham Lincoln* (16), Ulysses S. Grant* (18), Barack Obama* (44)
 Tennessee 3 Andrew Jackson* (7), James K. Polk* (11), Andrew Johnson* (17)
 Texas 3 Lyndon B. Johnson (36), George H. W. Bush* (41), George W. Bush* (43)
 Arkansas 1 Bill Clinton (42)
 Delaware 1 Joe Biden* (elect) (46)
 Georgia 1 Jimmy Carter (39)
 Indiana 1 Benjamin Harrison* (23)
 Kansas 1 Dwight D. Eisenhower* (34)
 Kentucky 1 Zachary Taylor* (12)
 Michigan 1 Gerald Ford* (38)
 Missouri 1 Harry S. Truman (33)
 New Hampshire 1 Franklin Pierce (14)
 New Jersey 1 Woodrow Wilson* (28)
 Pennsylvania 1 James Buchanan (15)

References

  1. ^ Collings, Jeffrey (March 7, 2011). "Old fight lingers over Old Hickory's roots". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C.: The Washington Post Company.
  2. ^ Glass, Andrew (July 21, 2014). "Van Buren slips into coma, July 21, 1862". Arlington County, Virginia: Politico. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  3. ^ https://charlottesville.guide/jeffersons-tombstone/
  4. ^ Thomasson, Melissa A.; Treber, Jaret (January 2008). "From home to hospital: The evolution of childbirth in the United States, 1928-1940" (PDF). Explorations in Economic History. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. 45 (1): 76–99. doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2007.07.001. S2CID 54670409.

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