Updated: Feb 21, 2022
Did you know that One of Ohio's nicknames is "The Mother of the Presidents". This is because Ohio is where most Presidents resided from. In a total of 8 Presidents, the only state that is "tied" with the most Presidents residing from it is Virginia.
Presidents' Day was federally declared a holiday in 1879 and in 1986 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill where Presidents' Day was moved to Monday. While at first the holiday was created to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and adding Abraham Lincoln, the holiday moved to being more of a consumer sale promotion- aiding the move of US economy.
With Ohio being tied in 1st place for homing the most Presidents, we want to break down who they are and what they are best known for.
William Henry Harrison
9th, 30 days
2/9/1773 - 4/4/1841
Dying after only 30 days in Office from pneumonia.
Ulysses S. Grant
18th, 2 terms
4/27/1822 - 7/23/1885
Union Side Victories in the Civil War: 3 locations, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Overland Campaigns
Rutherford B. Hayes
19th, 1 term
10/4/1822 - 1/17/1893
Overseeing the completion of reconstructing our Nation after the Civil War
20th, 6 months
11/19/1813 - 9/19/1881
Orange Township, now Moreland Hills
Assassinated by Charles J. Guiteau for imagined political debt. Advocated for agricultural & Civil Rights for African Americans.
23rd, 1 term
8/20/1833 - 9/19/1901
An American Lawyer, working on 2 economic elements: McKinley Tariff & Sherman Antitrust Act
25th, 1 term
1/29/1843 - 9/14/1901
Niles & Canton
Assassinated by Leon Czolgosz who thought McKinley was head of a corrupted government. Known for annexing Puerto Rico, Guam, the Philippines and Hawaii.
William Howard Taft
27th, 1 term
9/15/1857 - 3/8/1930
Only President to serve on the Supreme Court after leaving office.
29th, 1/2 term
11/2/1865 - 8/2/1923
Halted the arms race in production on large naval vessels. It is believed Harding died from a Heart Attack that was caused from a stroke. There is also a conspiracy theory that he was poisoned by his wife.