Republican PresidentsThe Republican Party has had its fair share of notable presidents. From Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush, the history of the Republican Party spans for nearly 150 years. During this time, the leaders of the country have made great progress, creating new legislation and leading the country to a new heights. The following list is every President of the United States that has emerged from the legions of the Republican Party:
Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865
The first Republican President and often considered to be one of the best Presidents in history. His contributions include the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves from their bondage and the successful resolution of the nation after the trials and tribulations of the Civil War.
Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877
Rutherford B. Hayes 1877 - 1881
Hayes was present during the second industrial revolution of the United States and made much progress in reforming the civil service issues that still separated the north and south after the conclusion of the Civil War. This action ended the north’s military occupation of the south and brought a closer bond between the two sides to create a tighter union of the country.
Chester A. Arthur 1881-1885
Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893
Considered to be an economic president, Harrison established many acts and programs relevant to the world of finance. Among these new acts, the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Antitrust Act are the most famous, with the later helping to end the monopoly of several American industries.
William McKinley 1897-1901
Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909
Famous for his outgoing personality, Roosevelt made great strides on making the nation healthier, introducing both the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act to protect citizens and raise the standard of the country’s food supply.
William H. Taft 1909-1913
Warren G. Harding 1921-1923
Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929
Forced into the presidency after the death of Warren Harding, Coolidge earned a great deal of popularity with the public, eventually winning a second term in office. His main claim to fame is the efficiency he put into practice as president, minimizing bloated government programs.
Herbert C. Hoover 1929-1933
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961
After serving as the Commander of the Allied forces in World War I, Eisenhower took office as the President and helped to end the Korean War. In addition, he also enlarged Social Security and gave it the current form that is recognized today.
Richard M. Nixon 1969-1974
Gerald R. Ford 1974-1977
Coming into power during the Vietnam War, Ford won approval from the public with his withdrawal from the conflict. Ford also worked strongly in foreign affairs, eventually signing the Helsinki Accords and working to repair the tenuous relationships with many countries.
Ronald W. Reagan 1981-1989
George H. W. Bush 1989-1993
George W. Bush 2001-2009