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10 US Presidents – what & where did they study?

We talk about the academic background of ten US presidents (including the president-elect)

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The list of 10 US presidents and their academic backgrounds.

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The very image of an American president which comes to our mind is a charming, smart person who is ready to take bold steps for the future of the nation.

We also show keenness on learning about the educational qualifications of an US president.

Inclusive of the president-elect, we are going to talk about the educational qualifications of some of the last US presidents:

1. Lyndon B. Johnson

Tenure: 1963 to 1969

Education: He studied bachelors at the Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now known as Texas State University – San Marcos); withdrew before completing his degree from the Georgetown University Law School.

2. Richard Nixon

Tenure: 1969 to 1974

Education: He studied bachelors at the Whittier College and graduated from the Duke University Law School.

3. Gerald Ford

Tenure: 1974 to 1977

Education: He studied bachelors in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and graduated from the Yale Law School.

4. Jimmy Carter

Tenure: 1977 to 1981

Education: From the Georgia Southwestern College, he was transferred to the Georgia Tech. and then to the US Naval Academy, where he received a BS degree. He did his graduate studies in Nuclear Technology and Physics at the Union College but withdrew to become the senior officer on US Navy’s second nuclear submarine (the Seawolf).  

5. Ronald Reagan

Tenure: 1981 to 1989

Education: Eureka College, where he pursued an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Economics.

6. George H. W. Bush

Tenure: 1989 to 1993

Education: Andover Academy. He became the youngest pilot in the US Navy at the age of 18. Later, he pursued an undergraduate degree at the Yale University.

7. Bill Clinton

Tenure: 1993 to 2001.

Education: He studied Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and acquired a Juris Doctor from the Yale Law School.

8. George W. Bush

Tenure: 2001 to 2009

Education: He studied bachelors in History from the Yale University and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

9. Barack Obama

Tenure: 2009 to 2016

Education: Occidental College (2 years). He studied bachelors in Political Science, with specialisation in International Relations, at the Columbia College of Columbia University.

Later, He earned a Juris Doctor from the Harvard Law School.

Amidst the heated political atmosphere, we witnessed the historic results being declared. Yes, we are talking about the most unpredicted US election ever.

10. Donald Trump

Tenure: present

Education: He studied for 2 years at the Fordham University, from where he was transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated, at the Wharton School, with bachelors in Economics in 1968.

According to The Daily Pennsylvanian, Trump said in a speech back in July, “I went to the Wharton School of Finance. I’m, like, a really smart person.” He also told Meet the Press, that Wharton is “probably the hardest school there to get into.” 

This is the list summing up the academic background of the US presidents.

 

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