Dwight Eisenhower #34

April 10, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Bringing to the Presidency his prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower obtained a truce […]

Harry Truman #33

April 10, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

During his few weeks as Vice President, Harry S. Truman scarcely saw President Roosevelt, and received no briefing on the development of the atomic bomb […]

Herbet Hoover #31

April 10, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Son of a Quaker blacksmith, Herbert Clark Hoover brought to the Presidency an unparalleled reputation for public service as an engineer, administrator, and humanitarian. Born […]

Warren G. Harding #29

April 10, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Before his nomination, Warren G. Harding declared, “America’s present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, […]

Woodrow Wilson #28

April 6, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Like Roosevelt before him, Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. “No one but the President,” he said, “seems to be […]

William Howard Taft #27

April 1, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Distinguished jurist, effective administrator, but poor politician, William Howard Taft spent four uncomfortable years in the White House. Large, jovial, conscientious, he was caught in […]

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Theodore Roosevelt #26

February 20, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

With the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the Nation’s history. He brought new excitement and power […]

William McKinley #25

February 20, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

At the 1896 Republican Convention, in time of depression, the wealthy Cleveland businessman Marcus Alonzo Hanna ensured the nomination of his friend William McKinley as […]