George Walker Bush was a governor.
William Jefferson Clinton was too.
George Herbert Walker Bush had been a two-term congressman, a U.S. ambassador, and a CIA director and was the vice president.
Ronald Wilson Reagan had been a governor.
James Earl Carter had been too.
Richard Milhous Nixon had been a two-term congressman, a U.S. senator, and a vice president.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the president.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy had been a three-term congressman and was a second-term U.S. senator.
Dwight David Eisenhower was the supreme commander of NATO.
Harry S. Truman was the president.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a governor.
Herbert Clark Hoover was the U.S. secretary of commerce.
John Calvin Coolidge was the president.
Warren Gamaliel Harding had been a lieutenant governor and was in his sixth and final year as a first-term U.S. senator.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was a governor.
William Howard Taft was the U.S. secretary of war.
Theodore Roosevelt was the president.
William McKinley was a recent governor.
Benjamin Harrison had been a U.S. Army general and a one-term U.S. senator.
Stephen Grover Cleveland was a governor.
James Abram Garfield was a nine-term congressman.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes had been a two-term congressman and was a governor.
Ulysses S. Grant was the general of the U.S. Army.
Abraham Lincoln had been a one-term congressman and was an instrumental founder of the U.S. Republican Party.
James Buchanan had been a five-term congressman, a two-term U.S. Senator, and a U.S. secretary of state and was a U.S. ambassador.
Franklin Pierce had been a two-term congressman, a one-term U.S. senator, a U.S. attorney, and a wartime brigadier general.
Zachary Taylor was a U.S. Army general and war hero.
James Knox Polk had been a seven-term congressman, a U.S. House speaker, and a governor.
William Henry Harrison had been a territorial secretary, delegate, and governor, a U.S. Army brigadier general and war hero, a one-term congressman, and a U.S. senator and ambassador.
Martin Van Buren had been a one-term U.S. senator, a governor, and a U.S. secretary of state and was the vice president.
Andrew Jackson had been a congressman and U.S. senator, a state supreme court judge, a U.S. Army general and war hero, and a territorial governor.
John Quincy Adams had been a U.S. ambassador and a one-term U.S. senator and was the U.S. secretary of state.
James Monroe had been a continental congressman, a one-term U.S. senator, a U.S. ambassador, a governor, and a U.S. secretary of war and was the U.S. secretary of state.
James Madison had been a continental congressman and a four-term congressman and was the "father of the Constitution," an author of the Federalist Papers, the author of the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. secretary of state.
Thomas Jefferson had been a continental congressman, a governor, a U.S. ambassador, a confederation delegate, and a U.S. secretary of state and was the author of the Declaration of Independence, the vice president, and the author of the U.S. Senate's manual.
John Adams had been a continental congressman, an author of a state constitution, a U.S. secretary of war and ordinance, and a U.S. ambassador and was the vice president.
George Washington had been a British colonel and the commander-in-chief of a state army, a continental congressman, and the commander-in-chief of the Continental and U.S. Army and was the president of the states' convention that wrote the very federal constitution that created our nation's highest office.