Benjamin Harrison #23

February 20, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Nominated for President on the eighth ballot at the 1888 Republican Convention, Benjamin Harrison conducted one of the first “front-porch” campaigns, delivering short speeches to […]

Chester A. Arthur #21

February 18, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Dignified, tall, and handsome, with clean-shaven chin and side-whiskers, Chester A. Arthur “looked like a President.” The son of a Baptist preacher who had emigrated […]

Rutherford B. Hayes #19

February 18, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Beneficiary of the most fiercely disputed election in American history, Rutherford B. Hayes brought to the Executive Mansion dignity, honesty, and moderate reform. To the […]

Andrew Johnson #17

February 18, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as […]

James Buchanan #15

February 17, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Tall, stately, stiffly formal in the high stock he wore around his jowls, James Buchanan was the only President who never married. Presiding over a […]

Franklin Pierce #14

February 17, 2017 Frank Freidel 0

Franklin Pierce became President at a time of apparent tranquility. The United States, by virtue of the Compromise of 1850, seemed to have weathered its […]