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Presidential Campaigns and Elections Books at Stafford Library
Below are links on topics for books in our library. You can find books and articles about a specific election by using the subject terms Presidents United States Election and then add the date. Example: Presidents United States Election 1980
Mid-Late 19th Century
1822–93, 19th President of the United States (1877–81), b. Delaware, Ohio, grad. Kenyon College, 1843, and Harvard law school, 1845...
1831–81, 20th President of the United States (Mar.–Sept., 1881). Born on a frontier farm in Cuyahoga co., Ohio, he spent his early years in poverty...
Grover S. Cleveland
22nd and 24th president of the USA, 1885-89 and 1893-97; the first Democratic president elected after the Civil War...
1843–1901, 25th president of the United States (1897–1901), b. Niles, Ohio. He was educated at Poland (Ohio) Seminary and Allegheny College...
U.S. Electoral College -- (National Archives & Records Administration)
Includes historical election results, voting resources, who the electors are and how they voted and other voting resources.
American Presidency Project
Messages and papers and documents about the presidents of the U.S. Includes party platforms of parties receiving electoral votes 1840-2016.
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is a dynamic educational resource that inspires life-long learning, spurs discussions about democracy and service, and supports local, national, and global citizenship. The Library uses President Truman’s life and legacy to inform, inspire, educate, and engage modern audiences about his timeless wisdom and significant contributions from which the world continues to benefit.
Presidential library websites have useful information about the political issues of the time.
Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials, 1952-2008
The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2008 is an online exhibition presenting more than 300 television commercials from every election year since 1952, when the first campaign TV ads aired.
Early 20th Century
1858–1919, 26th President of the United States (1901–9), b. New York City...
1857–1930, 27th President of the United States (1909–13) and 10th Chief Justice of the United States (1921–30), b. Cincinnati...
US statesman and 28th president (1913–21), born in Staunton, Virginia, USA...
1865–1923, 29th President of the United States (1921–23), b. Blooming Grove (now Corsica), Ohio...
1872–1933, 30th President of the United States (1923–29), b. Plymouth, Vt....
1874–1964, 31st President of the United States (1929–33), b. West Branch, Iowa...
Mid-Late 20th Century
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1882–1945, 32d President of the United States (1933–45), b. Hyde Park, N.Y....
Harry S. Truman
1884–1972, 33d President of the United States, b. Lamar, Mo....
1890–1969, American general and 34th President of the United States, b. Denison, Tex.; his nickname was "Ike..."
John F. Kennedy
1917–63, 35th President of the United States (1961–63), b. Brookline, Mass.; son of Joseph P. Kennedy...
1908–73, 36th President of the United States (1963–69), b. near Stonewall, Tex....
1913–94, 37th President of the United States (1969–74), b. Yorba Linda, Calif....
1913–2006, 38th president of the United States (1974–77), b. Omaha, Nebr. He was originally named Leslie Lynch King, Jr....
US statesman and 39th president (1977–81), born in Plains, Georgia, USA...
40th president of the USA 1981-89, a Republican. He was governor of California 1966-74, and a former Hollywood actor.
George H.W. Bush
1924–, 41st President of the United States (1989–93), b. Milton, Mass., B.A., Yale Univ., 1948...
42nd president of the USA 1993-2001. A Democrat, he served as governor of Arkansas 1979-81 and 1983-93, establishing a liberal and progressive reputation...
George W. Bush
1946–, 43d president of the United States (2001–), b. New Haven, Conn....
44th president of the USA from 2009. A Democrat, he served as senator of Illinois from 2005 to 2008
1946–, 45th president of the United States (2017–), b. New York City.