Guide to the Presidency



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Presidents' Occupations


This table provides information about the occupations held by U.S. Presidents before and after their time in office.

President

Major Jobs Before the Presidency

Jobs After the Presidency

George Washington

surveyor, planter, general of the Army of the United Colonies

planter, lieutenant-general of all the U.S. armies

John Adams

schoolteacher, lawyer, diplomat, vice president under Washington

writer

Thomas Jefferson

writer, inventor, lawyer, architect, governor of Virginia, secretary of state under Washington, vice president under Adams

writer, gentleman farmer, rector at the University of Virginia

James Madison

lawyer, political theorist, U.S. congressman, secretary of state under Jefferson

rector at the University of Virginia

James Monroe

soldier, lawyer, U.S. senator, governor of Virginia

writer, regent at the University of Virginia

John Quincy Adams

lawyer, diplomat, professor, U.S. senator, secretary of state under Monroe

U.S. representative from Massachusetts

Andrew Jackson

soldier, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, governor of Florida

gentleman farmer

Martin Van Buren

lawyer, U.S. senator, governor of New York, vice president under Jackson

activist for Free Soil Party

William Henry Harrison

soldier, diplomat, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator from Ohio

died in office

John Tyler

lawyer, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, vice president under Harrison

lawyer, chancellor of the College of William and Mary, member of the Confederate House of Representatives

James Knox Polk

lawyer, U.S. congressman, governor of Tennessee

died 103 days after leaving office

Zachary Taylor

soldier

died in office

Millard Fillmore

lawyer, U.S. congressman, vice president under Taylor

rogue political activist, chancellor of the University of Buffalo

Franklin Pierce

lawyer, soldier, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator from New Hampshire

gentleman farmer

James Buchanan

lawyer, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, U.S. secretary of state

writer

Abraham Lincoln

postmaster, lawyer, U.S. congressman from Illinois

died in office

Andrew Johnson

tailor, U.S. congressman, governor of Tennessee, U.S. senator from Tennessee, vice president under Lincoln

U.S. senator from Tennessee

Ulysses Simpson Grant

U.S. Army general

political activist, writer

Rutherford Birchard Hayes

lawyer, soldier, U.S. congressman, governor of Ohio

education activist, president of the National Prison Reform Association

James Abram Garfield

schoolteacher, soldier, U.S. representative from Ohio

died in office

Chester Alan Arthur

schoolteacher, lawyer, tariff collector, vice president under Garfield

lawyer

Grover Cleveland

sheriff, lawyer, mayor, governor of New York

reelected president

Benjamin Harrison

lawyer, soldier, journalist, U.S. senator from Indiana

lawyer, lecturer

William McKinley

soldier, lawyer, U.S. congressman, governor of Ohio

died in office

Theodore Roosevelt

rancher, soldier, governor of New York, vice president under McKinley

hunter, writer

William Howard Taft

lawyer, judge, dean of the University of Cincinnati Law School, U.S. secretary of war

professor, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Woodrow Wilson

lawyer, professor, president of Princeton University, governor of New Jersey

retired in poor health

Warren Gamaliel Harding

newspaper editor, U.S. senator from Ohio

died in office

Calvin Coolidge

lawyer, governor of Massachusetts, vice president under Harding

writer, president of the American Antiquarian Society

Herbert Clark Hoover

engineer, U.S. secretary of commerce

chair of the Hoover Commission on administrative reform

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

lawyer, governor of New York

died in office

Harry S. Truman

farmer, soldier, haberdasher, judge, U.S. senator, vice president under Roosevelt

writer

Dwight David Eisenhower

supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe, U.S. Army chief of staff

writer

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

journalist, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator from Massachusetts

died in office

Lyndon Baines Johnson

schoolteacher, soldier, congressman, U.S. senator from Texas, vice president under Kennedy

rancher, writer

Richard Milhous Nixon

lawyer, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, vice president under Eisenhower

writer

Gerald Rudolph Ford

lawyer, U.S. congressman, vice president under Nixon

writer

James Earl Carter, Jr.

peanut farmer, governor of Georgia

writer, humanitarian, Nobel-prize winning statesman

Ronald Wilson Reagan

movie actor, corporate spokesman, governor of California

writer

George Herbert Walker Bush

oil executive, U.S. congressman, U.S. ambassador to the UN, Director of CIA, vice president under Reagan

private citizen; teamed with President Clinton to form tsunami and Hurricane Katrina aid funds

William Jefferson Clinton

lawyer, governor of Arkansas

writer, independent ambassador; teamed with President G.H.W. Bush to form tsunami and Hurricane Katrina aid funds

George Walker Bush

oil executive, sport team owner, governor of Texas



Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.

community organizer, civil rights lawyer, constitutional law professor, Illinois state senator, U.S. senator




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