According to the constitution of the United States of America, the President in the US is "Head of the government" as well as "Head of the state". The President of the United States is elected for a working tenure of four years through an Electoral College system. The working period has been restricted to a limit of two terms after the adaptation of the Twenty-second amendment in 1951.
The person who wants to serve as the President of the United States should meet the following three important attributes:
Now, in this section, we will see the list of all the presidents in the history of the United States and from which party they belonged. We will also look at the brief description of each US president and see their list in chronological order to understand it better.
|S. No. of President
|Name of President
|The party which they belong to
|Brief description about the President
|He was the first president of the US and served from 1789 to 1797. In addition to this, he was an American political head, military general, national leader, and the founding father of the United States.
|John Adams was elected as the 2nd president of the United States (1797-1801) and also worked as the first vice president of the United States under the presidency of George Washington. He was a great political philosopher.
|He served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809 and was an American national leader, an advocate, a musician, an architect, and a great philosopher.
|James Madison, the fourth president of the United State served as president from 1809 to 1817. He was also a remarkable philosopher, statesman, and imperialist.
|He worked as the President of the US from 1817 to 1825, who was an advocate and a statesman.
|John Quincy Adams
|He held the post of sixth US president from 1825 to 1829 and was an American States person and an advocate.
|He worked as the seventh president of the US from 1829 to 1837 and was an American advocate and a military person.
|Martin Van Buren
|He served as the eighth American President from 1837 to 1841. He was also the founder of the Democratic party and served for the post of Governor of New York.
|William Henry Harrison
|He worked as the ninth American President in 1841. Unfortunately, he only served for 31 days and died.
|He served as the tenth President of the US from 1841 to 1845 before he works as the tenth vice president under the presidency of William Henry Jackson.
|James K. Polk
|Polk was appointed as the 11th president of the US and served as the president from 1845 to 1849. Prior to the President, he was the speaker of representatives and was also the governor of Tennessee.
|Zachary Taylor was appointed as the 12th president of the United States and served from 1849 till his demise in 1850. Before, he was an officeholder in the US force and reached the grade of major general. He emerged as a national hero after his victory in Mexican American War.
|He served as the 13th president of the US from 1850 to 1853 and was a member of the know nothing party. He was the last US president who was not from either Democratic or Republican party.
|New Hampshire Democratic Party
|He served as the 14th American President from 1853 to 1857 and framed the policies which contributed to driving the US into Civil War.
|James Buchanan was appointed as the 15th president of the United States from 1857 to 1861 before he earned as the secretary of state from 1845 to 1849.
|National Union Party
|Abraham Lincoln was an American advocate and politician who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 till his murder in 1865. He headed the country during the American Civil War and the nation's biggest civilization, constitutional, and government dilemma.
|The 17th president of US, Andrew Johnson, was the vice president of US when Abraham Lincoln was holding the presidential office. He was then appointed as the 17th president of the United States from 1865 to 1869 just after the assassination of former president Abraham Lincoln.
|Ulysses S. Grant
|He was an American army head who was appointed as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877. As the Supreme office holder, he created the Justice Department and worked along with the Radical Republicans to defend African Americans in the time of reformation.
|Rutherford B. Hayes
|Rutherford Birchard Hayes was a counsellor and an American legislator who worked as the President of the United States from 1877 to 1881.
|James A. Garfield
|James A. Garfield, who was born on 19 November 1931 in Ohio, was the last President of the US who was born in a log cabin. Garfield has the second shortest tenure (March 1881 to September 1881) in the history of all the US presidents.
|Chester A. Arthur
|The 21st president of the United States, Chester A. Arthur, was a politician and American attorney and served from 1881 to 1885 as the US president. He was also the 20th Vice president of the US who succeeded as the President after the death of the 20th president, i.e., James A. Garfield.
|The full name of Grover Cleveland was Stephen Grover Cleveland, and he was a politician and American attorney who was the American President two times in history, i.e., Grover was the 22nd (1885-1889) as well as 24th (1893-1897) president of US.
|Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President (1889-1893) of the US, was the great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V (The person who signed the Declaration of Independence of the United States), and he was also the grandson of William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of US.
|Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)
|The 25th president of the US, William McKinley, served from 1897-1901 until he was assassinated in 1901 during his presidential tenure.
|Theodore Roosevelt Jr., who was the 26th US president from 1901-1909, was famously known with his initials TR and also referred to as Teddy. T.R. was a conservationist, historian, writer, naturalist, and American statesman.
|William Howard Taft
|The 27th president (1909-1913) of the US, William Howard Taft, was also the 10th chief justice of the US, and he was the only person in history to have held both offices.
|Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president (1913-1921) of the US, was an American academic and politician, and he also served as the governor of New Jersey as well as the President of Princeton University.
|Warren G. Harding
|The 29th president of the US, Warren G. Harding, was stated serving as the US president in 1921 and died during his tenure in 1923, and he became the most popular President during his tenure.
|Calvin Coolidge, born in England was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 30th US president starting from 1923 till 1929. He was also the governor of Massachusetts before becoming President.
|The 31st president of the US, Herbert Hoover, was an American businessman, politician, and engineer, held the office from 1929 to 1933, and he was also the one who held the presidential office during the onset of the Great Depression in American history.
|Franklin D. Roosevelt
|Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the US, was often referred to by his initials, i.e., FDR, who served as the President of the US from 1933 until he demised in 1945.
|Harry S. Truman
|The 33rd president of the US, Harry S. Truman, was previously serving as the 32nd Vice president of the US. Truman succeeded as the 33rd president after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt (the 32nd president) and served from 1945 to 1953.
|Dwight D. Eisenhower
|Before becoming the 34th president of the US, Dwight D. Eisenhower was an American statesman as well as a military officer who held the presidential office from 1953 till 1961.
|John F. Kennedy
|The 35th president of the US, John F. Kennedy, who often referred with his initials, i.e., JFK, was an American politician who held the presidential office from 1961 till he was assassinated in 1963.
|Lyndon B. Johnson
|The 36th president of the US, Lyndon B. Johnson, who often referred with his initials, i.e., LBJ, was previously serving as 37the Vice president of the US and succeeded as President after the assassination of John F. Kennedy (35th US president) in 1963 and he held the office from 1963 to 1969.
|Richard Nixon, the 37th US president (1969-1974), was the 36th Vice president of the US previously, and before becoming 37th president, he was a senator and representative from California.
|Gerald Ford, the leader in the House of Representatives for the Republican party and 40th Vice president of the US (1973-1974), was the 38th president of the US, and he held the office from 1974 to 1977.
|James Earl Carter Jr., famously known as Jimmy Carter, was a former politician and American philanthropist who became the 39th US president and held office from 1977 to 1981. Before becoming 39th president of the US, James Carter also served as the State senator of Georgia.
|The 40th president of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan, was an American politician who became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism during his presidential tenure, i.e., from 1981 to 1989.
|George H.W. Bush
|The 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walter Bush, also known as George H.W. Bush, was an American diplomat, a businessman as well as a politician who held the presidential office from 1989 to 1993.
|William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd US president, famously known as Bill Clinton, was served as the attorney general (1977-79) and governor (1979-81 & 1983-92) of Arkansas before he became the President of the United States (from 1993 to 2001).
|George W. Bush
|George Walker Bush, also called George Bush, was the 43rd president of the US from 2001 to 2009, and before his presidential career, he served as the 46th governor of Texas (from 1995 to 2000).
|Barack H. Obama
|Barack Hussein Obama Jr., famously called Barack Obama only, was the 44th president of the United States, and he was the only American-African person who held the presidential position of United States. Obama was an American attorney and politician who held the presidential office from 2009 to 2017.
|Donald J. Trump
|Donald John Trump, or Donald Trump, who served as the 45th president of the US, is an American businessman and media personality who held the presidential office from 2017 until the last presidential elections in 2020.
|Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
|The current President of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. or Joe Biden, was served as the 47th Vice president of the US under the tenure of Barack Obama (44th US president), and also, he is the 46th US president who became President in 2020 and currently holding the presidential office.