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The White House has housed 13 presidents since WWII

06 november 2012, 13:55
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Thirteen presidents -- seven Democrats and six Republicans -- have called the White House home since the United States entered World War II in 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Below is a list showing when they were elected to when their successors were voted into office.

+ 1932-1945: Franklin Roosevelt (Democrat)

Re-elected for the fourth time in 1940 -- the country's two-term limit was adopted in 1951 -- he died on April 12, 1945, less than a month before the end of the war in Europe.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt in an undated photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress. ©REUTERS

President Franklin D. Roosevelt in an undated photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress. ©REUTERS

+ 1945-1952: Harry Truman (Democrat)

As vice president, he took office after Roosevelt's death and was re-elected in 1948.

A portrait of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. ©REUTERS/White House

A portrait of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. ©REUTERS/White House

+ 1952-1960: Dwight Eisenhower (Republican)

A portrait of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. ©REUTERS/White House

A portrait of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. ©REUTERS/White House

+ 1960-1963: John Kennedy (Democrat)

Assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

President John F. Kennedy in an undated photograph courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. ©REUTERS

President John F. Kennedy in an undated photograph courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. ©REUTERS

+ 1963-1968: Lyndon Johnson (Democrat)

As vice president, he took office in 1963 after Kennedy's death and was re-elected in 1964.

A portrait of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. ©REUTERS/White House

A portrait of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. ©REUTERS/White House

+ 1968-1974: Richard Nixon (Republican)

Re-elected in 1972, he resigned in 1974 over the Watergate scandal.

A portrait of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon. ©REUTERS/White House

A portrait of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon. ©REUTERS/White House

+ 1974-1976: Gerald Ford (Republican)

As vice president, he replaced Nixon following his resignation. To this day, he is the only president who was never elected after losing his 1976 bid to Jimmy Carter.

A portrait of U.S. President Gerald R. Ford. ©REUTERS/White House

A portrait of U.S. President Gerald R. Ford. ©REUTERS/White House

+ 1976-1980: Jimmy Carter (Democrat)

Former President Jimmy Carter. ©REUTERS/John Pryke

Former President Jimmy Carter. ©REUTERS/John Pryke

+ 1980-1988: Ronald Reagan (Republican)

Former U.S president Ronald Reagan. ©REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

Former U.S president Ronald Reagan. ©REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

+ 1988-1992: George Bush (Republican)

President George H.W. Bush. ©REUTERS/Gary Cameron

President George H.W. Bush. ©REUTERS/Gary Cameron

+ 1992-2000: Bill Clinton (Democrat)

Clinton is the only Democrat to serve two terms in the White House since the end of World War II. Obama is vying to become the second.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton. ©REUTERS/Ira Schwarz

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton. ©REUTERS/Ira Schwarz

+ 2000-2008: George W. Bush (Republican)

Former U.S. President George W. Bush. ©REUTERS/Larry Downing

Former U.S. President George W. Bush. ©REUTERS/Larry Downing

+ 2008 - : Barack Obama (Democrat)

U.S. President Barack Obama. ©AFP

U.S. President Barack Obama. ©AFP

Source: AFP


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