President of the United States

Definitions of President of the United States
  1. noun
    the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
    synonyms: Chief Executive, President, United States President
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    President John Adams
    2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)
    President John Quincy Adams
    6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)
    Chester Alan Arthur
    elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886)
    President Buchanan
    15th President of the United States (1791-1868)
    George Herbert Walker Bush
    vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)
    President George W. Bush
    43rd President of the United States; son of George Herbert Walker Bush (born in 1946)
    James Earl Carter Jr.
    39th President of the United States (1924-)
    Stephen Grover Cleveland
    22nd and 24th President of the United States (1837-1908)
    William Jefferson Clinton
    42nd President of the United States (1946-)
    President Coolidge
    elected vice president and succeeded as 30th President of the United States when Harding died in 1923 (1872-1933)
    Dwight David Eisenhower
    United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)
    President Fillmore
    elected vice president and became the 13th President of the United States when Zachary Taylor died in office (1800-1874)
    Gerald Rudolph Ford
    38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)
    James Abraham Garfield
    20th President of the United States; assassinated by a frustrated office-seeker (1831-1881)
    Ulysses Simpson Grant
    18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)
    Warren Gamaliel Harding
    29th President of the United States; two of his appointees were involved in the Teapot Dome scandal (1865-1823)
    President William Henry Harrison
    9th President of the United States; caught pneumonia during his inauguration and died shortly after (1773-1841)
    President Benjamin Harrison
    23rd President of the United States (1833-1901)
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes
    19th President of the United States; his administration removed federal troops from the South and so ended the Reconstruction Period (1822-1893)
    Herbert Clark Hoover
    31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for reelection by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964)
    Andrew Jackson
    7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)
    President Jefferson
    3rd President of the United States; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826)
    President Andrew Johnson
    17th President of the United States; was elected vice president and succeeded Lincoln when Lincoln was assassinated; was impeached but acquitted by one vote (1808-1875)
    President Lyndon Johnson
    36th President of the United States; was elected vice president and succeeded Kennedy when Kennedy was assassinated (1908-1973)
    President John F. Kennedy
    35th President of the United States; established the Peace Corps; assassinated in Dallas (1917-1963)
    President Abraham Lincoln
    16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
    President Madison
    4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)
    President McKinley
    25th President of the United States; was assassinated by an anarchist (1843-1901)
    President Monroe
    5th President of the United States; author of the Monroe Doctrine (1758-1831)
    Richard Milhous Nixon
    vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)
    President Pierce
    14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
    James Knox Polk
    11th President of the United States; his expansionism led to the Mexican War and the annexation of California and much of the southwest (1795-1849)
    Ronald Wilson Reagan
    40th President of the United States (1911-2004)
    President Theodore Roosevelt
    26th President of the United States; hero of the Spanish-American War; Panama Canal was built during his administration
    President Franklin Roosevelt
    32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the Great Depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)
    William Howard Taft
    27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
    President Taylor
    12th President of the United States; died in office (1784-1850)
    President Truman
    elected vice president in Roosevelt's 4th term; became 33rd President of the United States on Roosevelt's death in 1945 and was elected President in 1948; authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan (1884-1972)
    President Tyler
    elected vice president and became the 10th President of the United States when Harrison died (1790-1862)
    President Van Buren
    8th President of the United States (1782-1862)
    President Washington
    1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
    Thomas Woodrow Wilson
    28th President of the United States; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924)
    President Barack Obama
    44th President of the United States (1961-)
    type of:
    chief of state, head of state
    the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
  2. noun
    the office of the United States head of state
    synonyms: Chief Executive, President
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    type of:
    presidency, presidentship
    the office and function of president
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