C. Career

Number Last Name Profession Military War Service Inauguration Term Ended  Terms Why Ended Party Vice President(s)
1 Washington Military
Surveyor
Planter
General Revolutionary 4/30/1789 3/3/1797  2 End of Second Term Federalist John Adams
2 Adams Teacher
Lawyer
Surveyor
Selectman


3/4/1797 3/3/1801  1 Defeat Federalist Thomas Jefferson
3 Jefferson Lawyer

3/4/1801 3/3/1809  2 End of Second Term Democratic-Republican Aaron Burr
George Clinton
4 Madison Farmer
Planter
Colonel   3/4/1809 3/3/1817  2 End of Second Term Democratic-Republican George Clinton
Elbridge Gerry
5 Monroe Military
Lawyer
Lieutenant Colonel Revolutionary 3/4/1817 3/3/1825  2 End of Second Term Democratic-Republican Daniel D. Tompkins
6 Adams Lawyer     3/4/1825 3/3/1829  1 Defeat Democratic-Republican John C. Calhoun
7 Jackson Military Major General Revolutionary
Creek
War of 1812
Seminole
3/4/1829 3/3/1837  2 End of Second Term Democratic John C. Calhoun
Martin Van Buren
8 Van Buren Lawyer

3/4/1837 3/3/1841  1 Defeat Democratic Richard M. Johnson
9 Harrison Military Major General Northwest Territory
Shawnee Confederation
War of 1812
3/4/1841 4/4/1841  1 Died Whig John Tyler
10 Tyler Military
Lawyer
Captain   4/6/1841 3/3/1845  1 Left After First Term Whig None
11 Polk Military
Law Clerk
Lawyer
Colonel   3/4/1845 3/3/1849  1 Left After First Term Democratic George Mifflin Dallas
12 Taylor Military Major General War of 1812
Seminole
Black Hawk
Mexican
3/5/1849 7/9/1850  1 Died Whig Millard Fillmore
13 Fillmore Apprentice to a cloth dresser
Apprentice to a wool carder
Military
Lawyer
Major
7/10/1850 3/3/1853  1 Not Nominated Whig None
14 Pierce Military
Lawyer
Brigadier General Mexican 3/4/1853 3/3/1857  1 Not Nominated Democratic William R. King
15 Buchanan Military
Lawyer
No official rank War of 1812 3/4/1857 3/3/1861  1 Not Nominated Democratic John C. Breckinridge
16 Lincoln Clerk
Military
Lawyer
Store Owner
Captain Black Hawk 3/4/1861 4/15/1865  2 Assassination Republican Hannibal Hamlin
Andrew Johnson
17 Johnson Apprentice of a tailor
Tailor
Military
Brigadier General Civil 4/15/1865 3/3/1869  1 Not Nominated Democratic None
18 Grant Military
Farmer
Business
Full General Mexican
Civil
3/4/1869 3/3/1877  2 End of Second Term Republican Schyler Colfax
Henry Wilson
19 Hayes Military
Lawyer
Major General Civil 3/4/1877 3/3/1881  1 Retired Republican William A. Wheeler
20 Garfield Military
Instructor
President of the Eclectic Institute
Lawyer
Major General Civil 3/4/1881 9/19/1881  1 Assassination Republican Chester A. Arthur
21 Arthur Military
Teacher
Principal
Lawyer
Quartermaster General Civil 9/20/1881 3/3/1885  1 Not Nominated Republican None
22 and 24 Cleveland Clerk
Teacher
Lawyer
    3/4/1885 and 3/4/1893 3/3/1889 and 3/3/1897  2 Defeat Democratic Thomas A. Hendricks
Adlai E. Stevenson
23 Harrison Military
Lawyer
Supreme Court Reporter (IN)
Brigadier General Civil 3/4/1889 3/3/1893  1 Defeat Republican Levi P. Morton
25 McKinley Military
Lawyer
Brevet Major McKinley 3/4/1897 14-Sep-01  2 Assassination Republican Garret Hobart
Theodore Roosevelt
26 Roosevelt Writer
Military
Colonel Spanish-American 14-Sep-01 3-Mar-09  2 End of Second Term Republican None
Charles W. Fairbanks
27 Taft Lawyer
Reporter
Professor
Dean of University of Cincinnati Law School


4-Mar-09 3-Mar-13  1 Defeat Republican James S. Sherman
28 Wilson Professor
Football Coach
President of Princeton University
    4-Mar-13 3-Mar-21  2 End of Second Term Democratic Thomas R. Marshall
29 Harding Teacher
Insurance Salesman
Reporter
Publisher
    4-Mar-21 2-Aug-23  1 Death Republican Calvin Coolidge
30 Coolidge Lawyer     3-Aug-23 3-Mar-29  2 Left After First Term Republican None
Charles Gates Dawes
31 Hoover Mining Engineer

4-Mar-29 4-Mar-33  1 Defeat Republican Charles Curtis
32 Roosevelt Lawyer

4-Mar-33 12-Apr-45  4 Death Democratic John Nance Garner
Henry Agard Wallace
Harry S Truman
33 Truman Bank Clerk
Farmer
Soldier
Businessman
Politicain
Colonel World War I 12-Apr-45 20-Jan-53  2 Retire Democratic Alben William Barkley
34 Eisenhower Military
President of Columbia University
General (5 star) World War I
World War II
20-Jan-53 20-Jan-61  2 End of Second Term Republican Richard M. Nixon
35 Kennedy Military
Journalist
Writer
Lieutenant World War II 20-Jan-61 22-Nov-63  1 Assassination Democratic Lyndon B. Johnson
36 Johnson Military
Teacher
Lieutenant Commander World War II 22-Nov-63 20-Jan-69  1 Left After First Term Democratic Hubert H. Humphrey
37 Nixon Military
Lawyer
Business
Government Employ
Lieutenant Commander World War II 20-Jan-69 9-Aug-74  2 Resignation Republican Spiro T. Agnew
Gerald R. Ford
38 Ford Military
Lawyer
Lieutenant Commander World War II 9-Aug-74 20-Jan-77  1 Defeat Republican Nelson Rockefeller
39 Carter Military
Farmer
Business
Lieutenant Korean 20-Jan-77 20-Jan-81  1 Defeat Democratic Walter F. Mondale
40 Reagan Military
Radio Announcer
Actor
Captain - Army World War II 20-Jan-81 20-Jan-89  2 End of Second Term Republican George H. W. Bush
41 Bush Military
Business
Lieutenant (junior) World War II 20-Jan-89 20-Jan-93  1 Defeat Republican J. Danforth Quayle
42 Clinton Professor
Lawyer
    20-Jan-93 20-Jan-01  2 End of Second Term Democratic Albert Gore
43 Bush Businessman Lieutenant
20-Jan-01 20-Jan-09  2 End of Second Term Republican Richard Cheney
44 Obama Lawyer     20-Jan-09  20-Jan-17  2 End of Second Term
Democratic Joseph Biden
 45 Trump Businessman
   20-Jan-17  1 Incumbent Republican Michael Pence
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