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Presidents Who Were Lawyers

John Adams - 2nd president of the United States (1797–1801)

Today is Presidents’ Day in the United States. If you didn’t know, President Nixon started Presidents’ Day to honor all past presidents of the U.S.

While we are celebrating all of our past Presidents, we’d like to take a look specifically at the Presidents who were lawyers. Below we have created a list of presidents who worked as lawyers before they took the highest office.

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

James Monroe

John Q. Adams

Martin Van Buren

John Tyler

James Polk

Millard Fillmore

Franklin Pierce

James Buchanan

Abraham Lincoln

Rutherford B. Hayes

Chester Arthur

Grover Cleveland

Benjamin Harrison

William McKinley

William Taft

Woodrow Wilson

Calvin Coolidge

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Richard Nixon

Gerald Ford

Bill Clinton

Barack Obama

 

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