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So you want to be president. The state legislature A state legislature may refer to a legislative branch or body of a political subdivision in a federal system.

The following legislatures exist in the following political subdivisions:
 is a good career path. President George W. Bush is the nation's 43rd president. He didn't spend any time in the legislature (although he was governor of Texas), but 22 of our presidents did. Colonial legislators, not surprisingly, gave us some of our most famous presidents: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. Jefferson, of course, wrote the Declaration of Independence. He started his political career in the Virginia House of Burgesses House of Burgesses
n.
The lower house of the legislature in colonial Virginia.

Noun 1. House of Burgesses - the lower house of legislature in colonial Virginia
, where he served with first president and signer of the U.S. constitution, George Washington.

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 louse, common name for members of either of two distinct orders of wingless, parasitic, disease-carrying insects. Lice of both groups are small and flattened with short legs adapted for clinging to the host.  are Martin Van Buren, William Henry Noun 1. William Henry - English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
Henry
 Harrison, John Harrison, John

(born March 1693, Foulby, Yorkshire, Eng.—died March 24, 1776, London) British horologist. The son of a carpenter, in 1735 he invented the first practical marine chronometer.
 Tyler, James Polk, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James Johnson, (James Louis) “J. J.” (1924–  ) jazz musician; born in Indianapolis, Ind. He emerged as an influential trombonist in the mid-1940s; in the 1960s, he became one of the first African-Americans to work as a film and television composer.  Garfield, Warren G. Harding
This article is about the American politician; for the American rock climber, see Warren J. Harding.


Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2 1865 – August 2 1923) was an American politician and the 29th President of the United States, from 1921
, Calvin Coolidge and Jimmy Carter.

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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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