List of Presidents of the United States by home state

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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

Birth places[edit]

A list of birthplaces of U.S. Presidents. As of January 2017, 21 states claim the distinction of being the birthplace of a president. One claim 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. The number of presidents born per state are:

  • One: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
  • Two: North Carolina, Texas, and Vermont.
  • Four: Massachusetts
  • Five: New York
  • Seven: Ohio.
  • Eight: Virginia.
Note: Dates of birth sort by month and day    Colony, pre American Revolution = Colony, pre–1776, rather than state.
Birth
Order
President Date of birth Birthplace Statedagger of birth In office
1 George Washington 02-22February 22, 1732 Westmoreland County Virginiadagger (1st) April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797
2 John Adams 10-30 October 30, 1735 Braintree Massachusettsdagger (2nd) March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
3 Thomas Jefferson 04-13 April 13, 1743 Shadwell Virginiadagger (3rd) March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
4 James Madison 03-16 March 16, 1751 Port Conway Virginiadagger (4th) March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1817
5 James Monroe 04-28 April 28, 1758 Monroe Hall Virginiadagger (5th) March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825
6 Andrew Jackson 03-15 March 15, 1767 Waxhaws Region South/North Carolinadagger (7th) March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837
7 John Quincy Adams 07-11 July 11, 1767 Braintree Massachusettsdagger (6th) March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829
8 William Henry Harrison 02-09 February 9, 1773 Charles City County Virginiadagger (9th) March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841
9 Martin Van Buren 12-05 December 5, 1782 Kinderhook New York (8th) March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841
10 Zachary Taylor 11-24 November 24, 1784 Barboursville Virginia (12th) March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850
11 John Tyler 03-29 March 29, 1790 Charles City County Virginia (10th) April 4, 1841 – March 4, 1845
12 James Buchanan 04-23 April 23, 1791 Cove Gap Pennsylvania (15th) March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1861
13 James K. Polk 11-02 November 2, 1795 Pineville North Carolina (11th) March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
14 Millard Fillmore 01-07 January 7, 1800 Summerhill New York (13th) July 9, 1850 – March 4, 1853
15 Franklin Pierce 11-23 November 23, 1804 Hillsborough New Hampshire (14th) March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1857
16 Andrew Johnson 12-29 December 29, 1808 Raleigh North Carolina (17th) April 15, 1865 – March 4, 1869
17 Abraham Lincoln 02-12 February 12, 1809 Sinking Spring Kentucky (16th) March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
18 Ulysses S. Grant 04-27 April 27, 1822 Point Pleasant Ohio (18th) March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877
19 Rutherford B. Hayes 10-04 October 4, 1822 Delaware Ohio (19th) March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881
20 Chester A. Arthur 10-05 October 5, 1829 Fairfield Vermont (21st) September 19, 1881 – March 4, 1885
21 James A. Garfield 11-19 November 19, 1831 Moreland Hills Ohio (20th) March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881
22 Benjamin Harrison 08-20 August 20, 1833 North Bend Ohio (23rd) March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893
23 Grover Cleveland 03-18 March 18, 1837 Caldwell New Jersey (22nd) March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1889
(24th) March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897
24 William McKinley 01-29 January 29, 1843 Niles Ohio (25th) March 4, 1897 – September 14, 1901
25 Woodrow Wilson 12-28 December 28, 1856 Staunton Virginia (28th) March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921
26 William H. Taft 09-15 September 15, 1857 Cincinnati Ohio (27th) March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913
27 Theodore Roosevelt 10-27 October 27, 1858 New York City New York (26th) September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909
28 Warren G. Harding 11-02 November 2, 1865 Blooming Grove Ohio (29th) March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923
29 Calvin Coolidge 07-04 July 4, 1872 Plymouth Vermont (30th) August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929
30 Herbert Hoover 08-10 August 10, 1874 West Branch Iowa (31st) March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933
31 Franklin D. Roosevelt 01-30 January 30, 1882 Hyde Park New York (32nd) March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945
32 Harry S. Truman 05-08 May 8, 1884 Lamar Missouri (33rd) April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
33 Dwight D. Eisenhower 10-14 October 14, 1890 Denison Texas (34th) January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
34 Lyndon B. Johnson 08-27 August 27, 1908 Stonewall Texas (36th) November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
35 Ronald Reagan 02-06 February 6, 1911 Tampico Illinois (40th) January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
36 Richard Nixon 01-09 January 9, 1913 Yorba Linda California (37th) January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974
37 Gerald Ford 07-14 July 14, 1913 Omaha Nebraska (38th) August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
38 John F. Kennedy 05-29 May 29, 1917 Brookline Massachusetts (35th) January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
39 George H. W. Bush 06-12 June 12, 1924 Milton Massachusetts (41st) January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
40 Jimmy Carter 10-01 October 1, 1924 Plains Georgia (39th) January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
41 Donald Trump 06-14 June 14, 1946 New York City New York (45th) January 20, 2017 – Incumbent
42 George W. Bush[3] 07-06 July 6, 1946 New Haven Connecticut (43rd) January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
43 Bill Clinton[4] 08-19 August 19, 1946 Hope Arkansas (42nd) January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
44 Barack Obama[5] 08-04 August 4, 1961 Honolulu Hawaii (44th) January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017

Presidential birthplace and early childhood historic sites[edit]

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).[6] Reflective of this trend, all presidents born after World War II (Bill Clinton and every president since) have been born in a hospital, not a private residence.

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 MadisonBirthplacePortConwayVA.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
John Tyler Greenway, State Route 5 vicinity, Charles City vicinity (Charles City County, Virginia).jpg Greenway Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia
James Buchanan Buchanan's Birthplace State Park.jpg Buchanan's Birthplace State Park, Cove Gap, Pennsylvania
James K. Polk
Seal of the President of the United States.svg
President James K. Polk Historic Site, Pineville, North Carolina
Franklin Pierce HillsboroughNH FranklinPierceHomestead.jpg Franklin Pierce Homestead, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHS.jpg Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky
Ulysses S. Grant GrantBirthplace.jpg Grant Birthplace, Point Pleasant, Ohio
Chester A. Arthur Fairfield ChesterArthur Nov2007.JPG Chester Alan Arthur State Historic Site, Fairfield, Vermont
Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland birthplace01.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 Wilson Birthplace Jan 2007.jpg Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia
William Howard Taft Taft NHS 1.jpg William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati, Ohio
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace.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 Birthplace State Historic Site in 2009.jpg Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, Denison, Texas
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 R. Ford GeraldFordBirthsiteAndGarden.jpg Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska
John F. Kennedy JFK House.jpg John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline, Massachusetts
Bill Clinton Bill Clinton Birthplace.jpg President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Hope, Arkansas

States of primary affiliation[edit]

A list of U.S. Presidents including the state with which each was primarily affiliated, due to residence, professional career, and electoral history. This is not necessarily the state in which the president was born. Nineteen presidents (denoted with an asterisk) primarily resided in states other their respective birth states, which are listed above.

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)
 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)
 Illinois 2 Abraham Lincoln* (16), Barack Obama* (44)
 Arkansas 1 Bill Clinton (42)
 Georgia 1 Jimmy Carter (39)
 Indiana 1 Benjamin Harrison* (23)
 Kansas 1 Dwight D. Eisenhower* (34)
 Louisiana 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)
 Ohio 1 Ulysses S. Grant (18)
 Pennsylvania 1 James Buchanan (15)

References[edit]

  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. ^ Ahles, Dick (December 24, 2000). "Bush's Birthplace? It's Deep in the Heart of... New Haven". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 26, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site: History & Culture". Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/23/AR2008082301620.html
  6. ^ Thomasson, Melissa A.; Treber, Jaret (January 2008). "From home to hospital: The evolution of childbirth in the United States, 1928-1940". Explorations in Economic History. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. 45 (1): 76–99. doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2007.07.001. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 

External links[edit]