Life After the White House, Part 6

Few Presidents have entered the office with more promise or left it with greater disappointment than Lyndon Johnson. Majority Leader of the Senate and...

Life After the White House, Part 5

Warren Harding, elected in 1920, died suddenly in 1923 and was followed in office by Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge proved to be a popular President...

Life After the White House, Part 4

With the assassination of President William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt became President. Roosevelt’s retirement could hardly be called that. After leaving the White House in...

Life After the White House, Part 3

After Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Vice President Andrew Johnson became President. Johnson tried to carry out Lincoln’s moderate Reconstruction plans, which brought him into...

Life After the White House, Part 2

After attending the inauguration of his handpicked successor, Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson retired to his plantation home, The Hermitage, near Nashville, Tennessee. Ill...

Life After the White House, Part 1

We read a great deal about what a President does while he is in the White House, but very little is written about what...

Almost President – “Fighting Bob” La Follette, Part 2

La Follette's 1912 campaign ended, for all practical purposes, on February 12. On that night, he addressed the Periodical Publishers Association. La Follette arrived...

Almost President – “Fighting Bob” La Follette, Part 1

Robert “Fighting Bob” Marion La Follette was probably the leading progressive politician of the Progressive Era. After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives...

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Is there a President in the House? – Part 10

George Herbert Walker Bush, the son of a Senator and the father of our President, succeeded Ronald Reagan in 1989. During World War II,...
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