In preparation for Presidents day , and the election year to follow, here are some interesting facts about Presidents from Ohio.
- 8 presidents are from Ohio – William Henry Harrison (1840), Ulysses S. Grant (1868), Rutherford B. Hayes (1876), James A. Garfield (1880),Benjamin Harrison (1888),William McKinley (1896), William Howard Taft (1908), Warren G. Harding (1920)
- ½ of the presidents to die in Office were from Ohio
William Harrison – Died of pneumonia
James Garfield – Assassinated
William McKinley – Assassinated
Warren G. Harding – Stroke
- Of the 9 Presidents portrayed on US paper currency, 2 were from Ohio: Grant ($50) and McKinley ($500)
- Of the 12 Presidents that were generals during their lifetime, 5 were from Ohio: William Harrison, U.S. Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield and Benjamin Harrison.