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Ohioans in the Oval Office

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William Harrison
9th president
Born: 1773 in Berkeley Plantation, Va.
Fact: This longtime Ohio politician served the shortest term in office, 32 31 days, succumbing to pneumonia. ()
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Warren G. Harding
29th president
Born: 1865 in Corsica (now Blooming Grove), Ohio
Fact: Harding died in office after a scandal-ridden presidency. ()
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William Taft
27th president
Born: 1857 in Cincinnati
Fact: Taft failed to win a second term as president but became chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. ()
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Ulysses S. Grant
18th president
Born: 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio
Fact: Grant was a Civil War hero who brought part of his Army staff with him to Washington when he became president. ()
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Rutherford Hayes
19th president
Born: 1822 in Delaware, Ohio
Fact: Hayes didn’t win the popular vote; he squeaked into office by a margin of one electoral vote. ()
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William McKinley
25th president
Born: 1843 in Niles, Ohio
Fact: McKinley, president during the Spanish-American War, was shot by an anarchist and died in office. ()
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James A. Garfield
20th president
Born: 1831 near Orange, Ohio
Fact: Garfield served only 199 days in office before being shot by an embittered attorney who had wanted a consular post. ()
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Benjamin Harrison
23rd president
Born: 1833 in North Bend, Ohio
Fact: Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of William Harrison, ninth president. ()
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