A stepping stone to the presidency.
The legislature was the training ground for a number of other presidents, including some of our most illustrious: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. John Quincy Adams was a Massachusetts senator before becoming president and is the only president to hold office in the state house after leaving the White House. He went back to Massachusetts and served in the House for 17 years. Other state legislators who moved into the White l louse are Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Polk, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Jimmy Carter.
COLONIAL LEGISLATORS WHO BECAME PRESIDENT PRESIDENT STATE George Washington Virginia John Adams Massachusetts Thomas Jefferson Virginia James Madison Virginia James Monroe Virginia STATE LEGISLATORS WHO BECAME PRESIDENT PRESIDENT STATE John Quincy Adams Massachusetts Martin Van Buren New York William Henry Harrison Ohio John Tyler Virginia James Polk Tennessee Millard Fillmore New York Franklin Pierce New Hampshire James Buchanan Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Illinois Andrew Johnson Tennessee James Garfield Ohio Theodore Roosevelt New York Warren G. Harding Ohio Calvin Coolidge Massachusetts Franklin Delano Roosevelt New York Jimmy Carter Georgia
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|Date:||Jul 1, 2006|
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