Presidental Images: America's Leaders

After our recent election, we thought the beginning of our new year would be an appropriate time to look back on our nation's history as well as looking toward the future. Click here to view online exhibit 


George Washington 1
Chester A. Arthur 21
Ronald Reagan 40
portrait by: Gilbert Stuart
portrait by: Ole Peter Hansen Balling
portrait by: Everett Raymond Kinstler
Donald Trump 45
Abraham Lincoln 16
Theodore Roosevelt 26
portrait by: AP Images
portrait by: George Peter Alexander Healy
portrait by: John Singer Sargent
Harry S. Truman 33
Barack Obama 44
Zachary Taylor 12
portrait by: Martha Greta Kempton
portrait by: Edwin van den Dikkenberg
portrait by: Joseph Henry Bush

Ulysses S. Grant 18
Term: 1869-1877
Vice President: Schuyler Colfax (1869–1873)
Henry Wilson (1873–1875)
None (1875–1877)
Lived: 1822-1885 (age 63)
Party: Republican
1st Lady: Julia Dent Grant
Profession: Military, politician
Height: 5’ 8”

“Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests.”

First President to publish his memoirs

Ulysses S. Grant 18
portrait by: Henry Ulke

Dwight D. Eisenhower 34
Term: 1953-1961
Vice President: Richard Nixon
Lived: 1890-1969 (age 78)
Party: Republican
1st Lady: Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower
Profession: Military
Height: 5’ 10”

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”

First President to travel by jet aircraft and helicopter.

Dwight D. Eisenhower 34
portrait by: James Anthony Wills

Jimmy Carter 39
Term: 1977-1981
Vice President: Walter Mondale
Lived: 1924-
Party: Democrat
1st Lady: Eleanor Rosalynn Carter
Profession: Naval officer, farmer, politician, author
Height: 5’ 10”

“Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.“

First President born in a hospital

Jimmy Carter 39
portrait by: Herbert Abrams

George W. Bush 43
Term: 2001-2009
Vice President: Dick Cheney
Lived: 1946-
Party: Republican
1st Lady: Laura Lane Welch Bush
Profession: Businessman, politician
Height: 6’ 0”

“Americans are generous and strong and decent, not because we believe in ourselves, but because we hold beliefs beyond ourselves.”

First president to have an M.B.A. degree.

George W. Bush 43

See the White House on a Dollar Bill

portrait by: John Howard Sanden

What’s it like to attend a state dinner at the White House?
Or see Marine One land on the South Lawn?

See the White House on a dollar bill -

is a new way for kids and playful Americans
of all ages to learn about what happens at
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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