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The Ohio Connection

February 25, 2013

Every initially elected Republican President between the Civil War and the Great Depression was born in Ohio.

 

Andrew Johnson was a Democrat from Tennessee who ran with Lincoln on the National Union ticket in 1864.  He succeeded to the office of President upon the death of Lincoln in 1865, but he did not get the nomination in 1868.

 

Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) was born in Ohio.

 

Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) was born in Ohio.

 

James A. Garfield (1881) was born in Ohio.

 

Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885) was born in Vermont, but he became President after Garfield’s death.  Arthur was not nominated to succeed himself.

 

Grover Cleveland (1885-1889; 1893-1897) was a Democrat.

 

Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) was born in Ohio.

 

William McKinley (1897-1901) was born in Ohio.

 

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) of New York succeeded to the presidency upon McKinley’s death.  He was elected to a term of his own in 1904.

 

William Howard Taft (1909-1913) was born in Ohio.

 

Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) was a Democrat.

 

Warren G. Harding (1921-1923) was born in Ohio.

 

Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929), who was born in Vermont, became President after Harding’s death.  He then was elected to a term of his own.

 

Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) was born in Iowa.  He was President when the Great Depression began.

 

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