abraham lincoln 228x300The first of the Republican Presidents was Abraham Lincoln who took office on May 4th, 1861. As America’s 16th president, he is most famous for leading the nation through its worst internal conflict, the Civil War. Unfortunately, he is also famous for being the nation’s first president to be assassinated. A lesser known achievement of his is bringing strength and organization to the Republican Party. As a result of his efforts, the Republican Party is often referred to as the Party of Lincoln.

Beginning with Lincoln, there have been eighteen Republicans to serve as President of the United States. Like Lincoln, some of them are famous figures of American history. Others are relatively forgotten by today’s generations. Some have been mired in controversy and some have had tough decisions forced upon them during times of national crisis. Anyone who has ever said being president is an easy job never held the office. This site is dedicated to those Republican Presidents who have served our nation in its highest office.

List of Republican Presidents

Number President From To
16 Abraham Lincoln Mar 4, 1861 Apr 15, 1865
18 Ulysses S. Grant Mar 4, 1869 Mar 4, 1877
19 Rutherford B. Hayes Mar 4, 1877 Mar 4, 1881
20 James Garfield Mar 4, 1881 Sep 19, 1881
21 Chester A. Arthur Sep 19, 1881 Mar 4, 1885
23 Benjamin Harrison Mar 4, 1889 Mar 4, 1893
25 William McKinley Mar 4, 1897 Sep 14, 1901
26 Theodore Roosevelt Sep 14, 1901 Mar 4, 1909
27 William H. Taft Mar 4, 1909 Mar 4, 1913
29 Warren G. Harding Mar 4, 1921 Aug 2, 1923
30 Calvin Coolidge Aug 2, 1923 Mar 4, 1929
31 Herbert C. Hoover Mar 4, 1929 Mar 4, 1933
34 Dwight D. Eisenhower Jan 20, 1953 Jan 20, 1961
37 Richard M. Nixon Jan 20, 1969 Aug 9, 1974
38 Gerald R. Ford Aug 9, 1974 Jan 20, 1977
40 Ronald W. Reagan Jan 20, 1981 Jan 20, 1989
41 George H. W. Bush Jan 20, 1989 Jan 20, 1993
43 George W. Bush Jan 20, 2001 Jan 20, 2009