Let’s take a look at what careers and jobs some of our 45 presidents had prior to their position in the White House because you never know where you might land. Sure, you may start out as a Peanut Farmer, but you might end up in the highest office of the land.
Before his presidency, George Washington was a land surveyor and a farmer as well as the General of the Colonial Army.
Like Washington, Abraham Lincoln was a land surveyor. He also would go on to become a self-taught lawyer prior to his presidency.
James Garfield and Chester Arthur were both school teachers at one point.
Warren Harding served as a newspaper publisher and editor, while Herbert Hoover was an engineer.
Harry S. Truman, in addition to being a farmer and a soldier, was a haberdasher who helped men get fitted for and find clothing.
Five Star General and President Dwight Eisenhower served in another presidential position, overseeing Columbia University. Gerald Ford served in the Navy, was a lawyer, and played football.
And Jimmy Carter? Well, in addition to being a sailor, writer, and 39th president of the United States, he was a peanut farmer.
Happy Presidents’ Day!
And remember, like President Lincoln supposedly said, "Whatever you are, be a good one!"