Friday, March 17, 2006

American Presidents with Irish Ancestors

American Presidents with Irish Ancestors. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sean Murphy (Directory of Irish Genealogy) lists the following Presidents as having Irish ancestory:

1 Andrew Jackson, 7th President 1829-37
2 James Knox Polk, 11th President 1845-49
3 James Buchanan, 15th President 1857-61
4 Ulysses S Grant, 18th President 1869-77
5 Chester Alan Arthur, 21st President 1881-85
6 Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President 1885-89, 1893-97
7 William McKinley, 25th President 1897-1901
8 Woodrow Wilson, 28th President 1913-21
9 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President 1961-63
10 Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President 1963-69
11 Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President 1969-74
12 James Earl Carter, 39th President 1977-81
13 Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President 1981-89
14 George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President 1989-93
15 William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President 1993-2001
16 George W Bush, 43rd President 2001- Present

Even though George W. Bush has Irish ancestors, I doubt that the White House is serving green beer today!

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