Presidents - Other Service and Contributions

Other elective offices, Federal service, military service and rank


Presidents with previous elected service
Vice President
John Adams
Chester Arthur *
George Bush
Calvin Coolidge *
Millard Fillmore *
Thomas Jefferson
Andrew Johnson *
Lyndon B Johnson *
Richard Nixon
Theodore Roosevelt *
Harry S Truman *
John Tyler *
Martin Van Buren
Gerald Ford *(1)
(1) Was previously Vice President by appointment.
* Became President by succession.
US Senate
John Quincy Adams
James Buchanan
Warren G Harding
William Harrison
Benjamin Harrison
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Johnson
Lyndon B Johnson
John F Kennedy
James Monroe
Richard Nixon
Franklin Pierce
Harry S Truman
John Tyler
Martin Van Buren
US House of Representatives
James Buchanan
George Bush
Millard Fillmore
Gerald Ford
James Garfield
William Harrison
Rutherford B Hayes
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Johnson
Lyndon B Johnson
John F Kennedy
Abraham Lincoln
James Madison
William McKinley
Richard M Nixon
Franklin Pierce
James Polk
John Tyler
John Quincy Adams (2)
(2) Served in the House after he left office.
State Governors
Arkansas
Bill Clinton
California
Ronald Reagan
Florida
Andrew Jackson *
Georgia
Jimmy Carter
Massachusetts
Calvin Coolidge
New York
Grover Cleveland
Franklin D Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Martin Van Buren
New Jersey
Woodrow Wilson
Ohio
Rutherford B Hayes
William McKinley
Tennessee
James Polk
Virginia
Thomas Jefferson
James Monroe
John Tyler
* territorial governor
Presidents by previous
Federal Government service.
Secretary of State
John Quincy Adams
James Buchanan
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
Martin Van Buren
Secretary of War
Ulysses S Grant
James Monroe
William H Taft
Secretary of Commerce
Herbert Hoover
Solicitor General
William H Taft
Diplomatic
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
James Buchanan
George Bush
William H Harrison
Thomas Jefferson
James Monroe
William H Taft
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Franklin D Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Director of the CIA
George Bush


Presidents by principal profession.
Some had more than one occupation.
Academic
Woodrow Wilson
Actor
Ronald Reagan
Businessman
George Bush
Farmer
Jimmy Carter
Harry S Truman
George Washington
Lawyer
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Chester Arthur
James Buchanan
Grover Cleveland
Bill Clinton
Calvin Coolidge
Millard Fillmore
Gerald Ford
James Garfield
Benjamin Harrison
Rutherford B Hayes
Andrew Jackson
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley
James Monroe
Richard Nixon
Franklin Pierce
James Polk
Franklin D Roosevelt
William H Taft
John Tyler
Martin Van Buren
Haberdasher
Harry S Truman
Military
Dwight D Eisenhower
Ulysses S Grant
William H Harrison
Zachary Taylor
George Washington
Mining Engineer
Herbert Hoover
Newspaper Publisher
Warren G Harding
Tailor
Andrew Johnson
Teacher
Lyndon B Johnson
Writer
John F Kennedy


Presidents by War Service.
American Revolution
Andrew Jackson
James Madison
James Monroe
George Washington
War of 1812
William Henry Harrison
Andrew Jackson
Zachary Taylor
John Tyler
Mexican-American
Millard Fillmore
Ulysses S Grant
Franklin Pierce
Zachary Taylor
Civil War
Chester A Arthur
James Garfield
Ulysses S Grant
Benjamin Harrison
Rutherford B Hayes
Andrew Johnson
William McKinley
Spanish-American
Theodore Roosevelt
World War I
Dwight D Eisenhower
Harry S Truman
World War II
George Bush
Dwight D Eisenhower
Gerald R Ford
Lyndon B Johnson
John F Kennedy
Richard M Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Korean War
None
Vietnam War
None

Presidents by highest military rank.
General of the Armies ******
George Washington (1)
General of the Army *****
Dwight D Eisenhower
Ulysses S Grant
Lt General ***
George Washington (1)
Major General **
James Garfield
William Henry Harrison
Rutherford B Hayes
Andrew Jackson
Zachary Taylor
Brig General *
Benjamin Harrison
Andrew Johnson (2)
Franklin Pierce
Colonel
James Madison (3)
Theodore Roosevelt
Lt Colonel
James Monroe (3)
Major / Lt Cmdr (Navy)
Gerald Ford (Navy)
Lyndon B Johnson (Navy)
William McKinley
Richard Nixon (Navy)
Harry S Truman
Captain / Lt (Navy)
Jimmy Carter (Navy)
Abraham Lincoln (3)
Ronald Reagan
John Tyler (3)
1st Lt / Lt jg (Navy)
George Bush (Navy)
John F Kennedy (Navy)
(1) Posthumously promoted to 6-star General of the Armies by Congress in 1976.
(2) As military governor of Tennessee.
(3) Militia.

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