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Month: August 2017

Henry Clay – Lexington, Kentucky

Henry Clay was perhaps the most consequential mid nineteenth-century diplomat and politician who was not a United States president.   He served as Speaker of the House, Secretary of State […]

Martin Van Buren – Kinderhook, New York

Martin Van Buren was America’s eighth POTUS, serving after Andrew Jackson’s two terms from 1837 – 1841.  Van Buren was Jackson’s Secretary of State in his first administration and his […]

John Jay – Katonah, New York

John Jay was America’s first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (not a President, but he was appointed by a President, so I think it counts).  At the time of […]

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Boyhood Home, Library, and Museum – Abilene, Kansas Dwight David Eisenhower was our thirty-fourth president, inaugurated on January 20, 1953, and leaving office on that same day in 1961.  I […]