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George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
William H. Harrison
John Tyler
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
William H. Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard M. Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George Bush
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Barack Obama



Presidential Nicknames

President
Nickname
George Washington
  • Father of His County
  • The Sage of Mount Vernon
  • Martha called him "Her Old Man."
John Adams
  • His Roundity
  • The Atlas of Independence
  • Bonny Johnny
  • The Duke of Braintree
Thomas Jefferson
  • Long Tom
  • The Pen of the Revolution
  • Apostle of the Constitution
  • Sage of Monticello
James Madison
  • Father of the Constitution
  • Little Johnny
  • Sage of Montpelier
James Monroe
  • The Last of the Crooked Hats
John Quincy Adams
  • Old Man Eloquent
  • Publicola
  • Some Southern Senators sometimes call him "the Madman of Massachusetts."
  • JQA (He referred to himself using JQA so he would be different than his father, John Adams.
Andrew Jackson
  • Old Hickory (Given to him by his army who thought he was as "tough as old Hickory)
  • Sharp Knife (Name given to him by Native Americans)
  • The Old Hero
  • King Andrew the First
  • Mechanic Statesman (For his support of the working man.)
Martin Van Buren
  • The Red Fox of KinderhookThe Fox
  • O.K.(Old Kinderhook)
  • The Little Magician
  • Little Van, Little Matt or Matty
  • The Enhancer
  • The Careful Duchman
  • The Great Manager
  • The Master Spirit
  • The American Talleyrand
  • King Martin
  • Matty Van
  • Martin Van Ruin.
William Henry Harrison
  • Old Tippecanoe
  • The Cincinnatus of the West
  • Old Granny
John Tyler
  • His Accidency
  • Young Hickory
James K. Polk
  • Polk the Purposeful
  • Napoleon of the Stump
  • Young Hickory (Borrowed from Old Hickory - Andrew Jackson.)
Zachary Taylor
  • Old Rough and Ready (Given to him by soldiers during the Seminole War),
  • Old Zack
Millard Fillmore
  • The Accidental President
  • the Wool Carder President
Franklin Pierce
  • Handsome Frank
  • Purse,
  • Young Hickory of Granite Hills (Polk was referred to as Young Hickory) so they added Granite Hills. Both men borrowed the name from Andrew Jackson who was called Old Hickory.
James Buchanan
  • Old Buck
  • The Do-Nothing President
  • Sage of Wheatland (His home later in life.)
  • Ten Cent Jimmy, (His apponents said he wanted to lower workers wages to 10 cents a day)."The Grand Turk" for being so strict wih people who worked with him.
Abraham Lincoln
  • The Great Emancipator
  • Honest Abe
  • The Rail Splitter
  • Abe
Andrew Johnson
  • The Tailor the Tennessee Tailor
  • Sir Veto
  • Father of the Homestead Act
Ulysses S. Grant
  • American Ceasar
  • The Galena Tanner
  • Useless S. Grant His real name did not include the "S"
  • Unkle Sam
  • Unconditional Surrender (His initials were U.S.)
  • His friends called him Sam.
Ruther B. Hayes
  • His Fraudulency
  • Old 8 to 7
  • Rutherfraud, Rud (When he as a boy.)
James A. Garfield
  • The Canal Boy
  • Boat Man Jim
  • The Preacher President
  • Gentleman Boss
  • Dude President
  • Elegant Arthur
Chester A. Arthur
  • Elegant Arthur
  • Dude President.
Grover Cleveland
  • Grove
  • Grover the Good
  • Old Grover
  • He was called the "Beast of Buffalo" or the "Buffalo Hangman" by his political enemies.
  • Uncle Jumbo
  • Big Steve (Steve was his first name.)
  • The Sage of Princeton
  • Veto Mayor and Veto President. (Only Franklen Roosevelt vetoed more bills,)
Benjamin Harrison
  • Young Tippecanoe
  • Little Ben
  • The Centennial President
  • Kid Glove Harrison
William McKinley
  • Liberator of Cuba
  • The Idol of Ohio
  • Wobbly Willie
  • The Human Iceberg
  • Ohio Napoleon,
Theodore Roosevelt
  • The Rough Rider
  • The Cowboy
  • Rough and Ready
  • T.R.
  • The Lion
William Taft
  • Big Lub
  • Big Will
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Big Bill
Woodrow Wilson
  • The Professor
  • The Phrasemaker
William B. Harding
  • W.G.
  • Winnie, his wife called him Sonny.
Calvin Coolidge
  • Silent Cal
Herbert Hoover
  • Chief, Grand Old Man
  • His friends called him Bert
  • The Great Engineer
  • The Great Humanitarian
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • F.D.R.
  • The Boss
  • King Franklin
Harry S. Truman
  • Give'em Hell Harry
  • Haberdasher Harry
  • His Secret Service Code was General. He was the first President to have a code name.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • General Ike
  • Kansas Cyclone
  • Duckpin
  • Ike
  • His Secret Service Code was Scorecard
John F. Kennedy
  • J.F.K.
  • He was called Jack by his friends and family.
  • President Eisenhower called him "Little Blue Boy."
  • The Secret Service code name for him was "The Boss."
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • He liked people to call him LBJ because it sounded like FDR who was a popular president.
  • L.B.J. The Secret Service code for him when he was Vice President was "Volunteer."
  • In college a lot of people called him Bull, because he told a lot of stories the stretched the truth or were made up by him.
  • He was sometimes called "Uncle Cornpon" by White House staff members that disliked him.
  • The staff also called him Seward after Lincoln's Secretary of State who was power hungry.
  • Leader
  • After winning his 1948 election to the Senate by 87 votes he was called Landslide Lyndon.
  • His Secret Service Code was Volunteer
Richard M. Nixon
  • Tricky Dick
  • Richard the Chicken-Hearted
  • Gloomy Gus
  • The Boss
  • His Secret Service Code was Searchlight
Gerald Ford
  • Jerry
  • Accidental President
  • Junie (Short of Junior)
  • His Secret Service Code was Passkey
Jimmy Carter
  • The Peanut Farmer
  • Cousin Hot,
  • Hot or Hot Shot
  • His code name for the Secret Service was Dasher
George H. Bush
  • Old Pop or Poppy in his younger years
  • His Secret Service name was Timberwolf
Ronald Reagan
  • The Great Communicator
  • Dutch, Ronald the Right
  • The Teflon President
  • The Jelly Bean Man
  • The Gipper.
  • His wife called him "Ronnie." His code nickname for the Secret Service was "Raw Hide."
  • His staff sometimes refered him as "Old foot-in-the-mouth"
Bill Clinton
  • Slick Willie
  • The Big Dog
  • His Secret Service Code was Eagle
George W. Bush
  • Dubya (Texas way of saying W)
  • W
  • His Secret Service Code was Tumbler
Barack Obama
  • Berry
  • No Drama Obama
  • His Secret Service Code was Renegadee

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Preidential Timeline of Key Dates

Books about U.S. President

Pets of the Presidents

Chronlogical (by Year) Order
Of the Presidents.





Sources:

The Presidents of the United States. 22 September 2004: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/

Davis, Gibbs and Ilus. David A. Johnson. Wackiest White House Pets. New York: Scholastic Press, October 2004

James, Barber and Amy Pastan. Smithsonian Presidents and First Ladies. New York: DK Publishing, 2002

Kane, Joseph Natan. Facts about the Presidents from Washington to Johnson. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1964.

McCullough, Noah, The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia. Random House, USA, 2006

Pine, Joslyn, Presidential Wit and Wisdom: Memorable Quotes from George Washington to Barack Obama . Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 2009

Huffington Post web site.

Lang, Stephen, The Complete Book of Presidential Trivia, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2011

O'Reilly, Bill, and Dugard, Martin, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2011

St. George, Judith In the Line of Fire: Presidents' Lives at Stake , Scholastic Inc. New York, 2001

In addition to these books, I have also read and have used information from those listed on my Books About President page.

 


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