Barack Hussein Obama II

44th President of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 20, 2009



George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States
In office
January 20, 2001 January 20, 2009


Bill Clinton

42nd President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1993 January 20, 2001


George H. W. Bush

41st President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1989 January 20, 1993


Ronald Reagan

40th President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1981 January 20, 1989


Jimmy Carter

39th President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1977 January 20, 1981


Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.

38th President of the United States
In office
August 9, 1974 January 20, 1977


Richard Milhous Nixon

37th President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1969 August 9, 1974


Lyndon B. Johnson

36th President of the United States
In office
November 22, 1963 January 20, 1969
What happened to Lyndon Johnson?
I'm not sure if I'll get in trouble for answering this without a specific linked reference, but I read once that it was just a matter of circumstance that their paths never crossed, and not a case of a specific foreign policy by either government, nor a personal issue. One can make a case that foreign policy might have played a small part though, but I KNOW speculation like that will get me in trouble so I'll refrain from that.

The Queen would've assuredly met Johnson if she had attended JFK's funeral, but she was pregnant at the time and could not make the trip. Prince Philip did attend and met Johnson. The subsequent birth of Edward in 1964 and the raising of her other children kept her from visiting abroad regularly in the 1960's as much as other decades. She did not visit the U.S. between 1957 and 1976.

Johnson, a great traveler within the U.S., only occasionally took trips outside the country (unlike other Presidents) and never made a scheduled trip to Europe. Johnson was no foriegn policy expert, (same can be said for his British counterpart Wilson) and so he chose to focus his Presidency on domestic issues, with the notable exception of Vietnam, and look how that turned out lol.



John F. Kennedy

35th President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1961 November 22, 1963

General of the Army
 Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1953 January 20, 1961

Harry S. Truman
33rd President of the United States
In office
April 12, 1945 January 20, 1953


Has this been a history lesson or did you live through all these changes?
I remember Harry Truman retired.  I remember ALL the rest while they were in office.



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