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Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Abolition Emperor
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Ancient One
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
Father Abraham
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Flatboatman
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Great Emancipator
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
Honest Abe
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Illinois Ape
A reference to his rough-hewn looks
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
King Linkum the First
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Liberator
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Orangutan in The White House
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Original Gorilla
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Rail-Splitter
A former job
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Sage of Springfield
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Sectional President
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Slave Hound from Illinois
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Tycoon
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
Uncle Abe
Abraham Lincoln
   had the nickname   
The Uncommon Friend of the Common Man
Andrew Jackson
   had the nickname   
The Hero of New Orleans
Andrew Jackson
   had the nickname   
King Andrew the First
Andrew Jackson
   had the nickname   
Mischievous Andy
Andrew Jackson
   had the nickname   
Old Hickory
Andrew Jackson
   had the nickname   
Sharp Knife
Name given to him by the Creek Indians whom he fought in 1814
Andrew Johnson
   had the nickname   
Andy the Sot
He was known as a heavy drinker
Andrew Johnson
   had the nickname   
The Father of the Homestead Act
Andrew Johnson
   had the nickname   
King Andy
Andrew Johnson
   had the nickname   
Old Andy
Andrew Johnson
   had the nickname   
Sir Veto
For his persistent vetoing of bills
Andrew Johnson
   had the nickname   
The Tennessee Tailor
A reference to his original occupation
Barack Obama
   had the nickname   
Barry
A childhood nickname
Barack Obama
   had the nickname   
No Drama Obama
For his cool demeanor in public
Benjamin Harrison
   had the nickname   
The Centennial President
He came to the presidency in the U.S.A.'s centennial year
Benjamin Harrison
   had the nickname   
The Front Porch Campaigner
Benjamin Harrison
   had the nickname   
Grandfather's Hat
Benjamin Harrison
   had the nickname   
Kid Gloves Harrison
Benjamin Harrison
   had the nickname   
Little Ben
Benjamin Harrison
   had the nickname   
The White House Iceberg
Benjamin Harrison
   had the nickname   
Young Tippecanoe
Bill Clinton
   had the nickname   
Bubba
Bill Clinton
   had the nickname   
The Comeback Kid
Bill Clinton
   had the nickname   
The First Black President
Coined by Chris Rock
Bill Clinton
   had the nickname   
Slick Willie
Bill Clinton
   had the nickname   
Teflon Bill
Because none of the scandals afflicting his administration seemed to stick to him
Calvin Coolidge
   had the nickname   
Cautious Cal
Calvin Coolidge
   had the nickname   
Cool Cal
His re-election campaign used the slogan, "Keep it cool with Coolidge"
Calvin Coolidge
   had the nickname   
Silent Cal
Calvin Coolidge
   had the nickname   
The Spinx of the Potomac
Chester A. Arthur
   had the nickname   
The Dude President
He was reknowned for his fancy attire
Chester A. Arthur
   had the nickname   
Elegant Arthur
Chester A. Arthur
   had the nickname   
The Gentleman Boss
Chester A. Arthur
   had the nickname   
Out Chet
Chester A. Arthur
   had the nickname   
Prince Arthur
Dwight D. Eisenhower
   had the nickname   
Ike
Used in election campaign slogan, "I like Ike"
Dwight D. Eisenhower
   had the nickname   
The Kansas Cyclone
His football nickname at West Point
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
The Boss
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
King Franklin
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
The New Dealer
Referring to the Roosevelt Administration's "New Deal for the American People"
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
That Champ
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
That Man in The Whitehouse
Franklin Pierce
   had the nickname   
The Fainting General
Franklin Pierce
   had the nickname   
Handsome Frank
Franklin Pierce
   had the nickname   
Young Hickory of the Granite Hills
George H. W. Bush
   had the nickname   
Old Read My Lips
Commemorating his 1988 election pledge: 'Read my lips - No new taxes', which he failed to keep
George H. W. Bush
   had the nickname   
Poppy
George H. W. Bush
   had the nickname   
The Resume Candidate
George H. W. Bush
   had the nickname   
The Wimp President
Given to him by Newsweek in 1988
George Washington
   had the nickname   
The American Cincinnatus
George Washington
   had the nickname   
The American Fabius
For his military strategy during the Revolutionary War
George Washington
   had the nickname   
The Farmer President
George Washington
   had the nickname   
The Father of His Country
George Washington
   had the nickname   
His Excellency
George Washington
   had the nickname   
The Old Fox
George Washington
   had the nickname   
The Sage of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, Virginia was his family estate
George Washington
   had the nickname   
The Surveyor President
George Washington
   had the nickname   
The Sword of the Revolution
George Washington
   had the nickname   
Town Destroyer
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
43
To distinguish between Dad and Son
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
Bush 43
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
Bush Fils
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
Bushie
Also used to refer to wife Laura
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
Bush II
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
Bush the Younger
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
The Commander Guy
Bush gave himself this nickname, though he actually said he was "a commander guy"... that is, he supported what his "commanders" said regarding strategy on the ground in Iraq... not the advice of others... He did not say he was "The Commander Guy"
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
Dubya
From the Texan pronunciation of W
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
The Shrub
Bush junior is notably smaller than his father, and a little bush is a shrub
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
Tumbler
Secret Service codename
George W. Bush
   had the nickname   
The Velcro President
Most scandals appear to stick to Bush
Gerald Ford
   had the nickname   
The Accidental Presidental
Gerald Ford
   had the nickname   
Jerry
Gerald Ford
   had the nickname   
Jerry the Jerk
Gerald Ford
   had the nickname   
Mr Nice Guy
Grover Cleveland
   had the nickname   
The Beast of Buffalo
Grover Cleveland
   had the nickname   
The Elephantine Economist
Grover Cleveland
   had the nickname   
Grover the Good
Grover Cleveland
   had the nickname   
The Hangman of Buffalo
As a sherrif of Buffalo, NY, he had personally hanged two men
Grover Cleveland
   had the nickname   
The Perpetual Candidate
Grover Cleveland
   had the nickname   
The Pretender
Grover Cleveland
   had the nickname   
The Stuffed Prophet
Grover Cleveland
   had the nickname   
Uncle Jumbo
Grover Cleveland
   had the nickname   
The Veto President
Harry S. Truman
   had the nickname   
Give 'Em Hell Harry
Harry S. Truman
   had the nickname   
Haberdasher Harry
One of his former occupations
Harry S. Truman
   had the nickname   
High Tax Harry
Harry S. Truman
   had the nickname   
The Man of Independence
His hometown
Harry S. Truman
   had the nickname   
The New Missouri Compromise
Herbert Hoover
   had the nickname   
The Chief
Herbert Hoover
   had the nickname   
The Defender of Helpless Children
Herbert Hoover
   had the nickname   
The Grand Old Man
Herbert Hoover
   had the nickname   
The Great Engineer
He was formerly a civil engineer of some distinction
Herbert Hoover
   had the nickname   
The Great Humanitarian
Herbert Hoover
   had the nickname   
The Hermit Author of Palo Alto
Herbert Hoover
   had the nickname   
Hoo-Yah
Nickname he picked up in China
Herbert Hoover
   had the nickname   
Really Damn
Nickname he picked up in China
Herbert Hoover
   had the nickname   
The Savior of Belgium
James Buchanan
   had the nickname   
Old Buck
A shortening of his last name
James Buchanan
   had the nickname   
Old Fogey
James Buchanan
   had the nickname   
Old Public Functionary
James Buchanan
   had the nickname   
The Sage of Wheatland
Wheatland was his estate near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
James Buchanan
   had the nickname   
Ten-Cent Jimmie
James Garfield
   had the nickname   
Boatman Jim
Refers to an early occupation
James Garfield
   had the nickname   
The Canal Boy
Refers to an early occupation
James Garfield
   had the nickname   
The Plow Boy of Ohio
James Garfield
   had the nickname   
The Preacher President
He was a lay preacher for the Church of Christ
James K. Polk
   had the nickname   
The Napolean of the Stump
James K. Polk
   had the nickname   
Polk the Plodder
James K. Polk
   had the nickname   
Polk the Purposeful
James K. Polk
   had the nickname   
Young Hickory
Because he was a protege of "Old Hickory" Andrew Jackson
James Madison
   had the nickname   
The Father of the Constitution
James Madison
   had the nickname   
The Fugitive President
James Madison
   had the nickname   
His Little Majesty
James Madison
   had the nickname   
Little Jemmy
He only stood 5'4"
James Madison
   had the nickname   
The Sage of Montpelier
James Madison
   had the nickname   
Withered Little Apple-John
James Monroe
   had the nickname   
The Era of Good Feelings President
James Monroe
   had the nickname   
James the Lesser
James Monroe
   had the nickname   
James the Second
James Monroe
   had the nickname   
The Last of the Cocked Hats
Jimmy Carter
   had the nickname   
Cousin Hot
His nickname at U.S. Navy training school
Jimmy Carter
   had the nickname   
The Grin
For his trademark toothy grin
Jimmy Carter
   had the nickname   
The Peanut Farmer
John Adams
   had the nickname   
The Atlas of Independence
John Adams
   had the nickname   
Bonny Johnny
John Adams
   had the nickname   
The Colossus of Debate
John Adams
   had the nickname   
The Duke of Braintree
John Adams
   had the nickname   
The Father of the Navy
John Adams
   had the nickname   
His Rotundity
John Adams
   had the nickname   
Old Sink or Swim
John Adams
   had the nickname   
Your Superfluous Excellency
John F. Kennedy
   had the nickname   
Jack
John F. Kennedy
   had the nickname   
The King of Camelot
John Quincy Adams
   had the nickname   
King John II
John Quincy Adams
   had the nickname   
Old Man Eloquent
John Quincy Adams
   had the nickname   
Publicola
Latin name referring to his dedication to public service
John Tyler
   had the nickname   
His Accidency
John Tyler
   had the nickname   
The President Without a Party
Soon after he took office, the Whig Party disowned him
Lyndon Baines Johnson
   had the nickname   
Landslide Lyndon
Lyndon Baines Johnson
   had the nickname   
Light-Bulb Johnson
Martin Van Buren
   had the nickname   
The American Talleyrand
Martin Van Buren
   had the nickname   
The Flying Dutchman
Martin Van Buren
   had the nickname   
The Little Magician
Martin Van Buren
   had the nickname   
Little Van
Martin Van Buren
   had the nickname   
Machiavellian Belshazzar
Martin Van Buren
   had the nickname   
Martin Van Ruin
Martin Van Buren
   had the nickname   
Old Kinderhook
His hometown
Martin Van Buren
   had the nickname   
The Red Fox of Kinderhook
For his bright red hair and sly ways
Martin Van Buren
   had the nickname   
The Sage of Lindenwald
Millard Fillmore
   had the nickname   
The Accidental President
Millard Fillmore
   had the nickname   
The American Louis Philippe
Millard Fillmore
   had the nickname   
The Wool-Carder President
A former occupation
Richard Nixon
   had the nickname   
Gloomy Gus
Referring to his serious nature
Richard Nixon
   had the nickname   
Iron Butt
Law school nickname because he studied so hard
Richard Nixon
   had the nickname   
The Mad Bomber
Richard Nixon
   had the nickname   
The Mad Monk
Richard Nixon
   had the nickname   
Richard the Chicken-Hearted
For his refusal to face his Democratic oppenent, Hubert Humphrey, in debate during the 1968 election campaign
Ronald Reagan
   had the nickname   
Bonzo
From his role in the film, Bedtime for Bonzo
Ronald Reagan
   had the nickname   
Dutch
Because of his "Dutch-boy" haircut when he was a youth
Ronald Reagan
   had the nickname   
The Gipper
After his role as George 'The Gipper" Gipp in the film Knute Rockne
Ronald Reagan
   had the nickname   
The Great Communicator
Ronald Reagan
   had the nickname   
The Great Prevaricator
Rutherford B. Hayes
   had the nickname   
Granny Hayes
Hayes neither drank, smoked nor gambled
Rutherford B. Hayes
   had the nickname   
The Great Unknown
Rutherford B. Hayes
   had the nickname   
His Fraudulency
Rutherford B. Hayes
   had the nickname   
Old Eight-to-Seven
Rutherford B. Hayes
   had the nickname   
President De Facto
Rutherford B. Hayes
   had the nickname   
Rutherfraud
Rutherford B. Hayes
   had the nickname   
The Usurper
Theodore Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
The Cyclone Assemblyman
Theodore Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
The Hero of San Juan Hill
Theodore Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
The Lion
Theodore Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
Old Four Eyes
He was so myopic that he could only function wearing glasses
Theodore Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
Roosevelt I
Theodore Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
The Rough Rider
Commanded a cavalry regiment nicknamed "The Rough Riders" in the Spaish-American War
Theodore Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
Teddy
Theodore Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
Terrible Teddy
Theodore Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
Theodore the Meddler
Theodore Roosevelt
   had the nickname   
Trustbuster Teddy
For his anti-trust legislation
Thomas Jefferson
   had the nickname   
The Apostle of Democracy
Thomas Jefferson
   had the nickname   
The Father of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson
   had the nickname   
Little Tom
Thomas Jefferson
   had the nickname   
Mad Tom
Thomas Jefferson
   had the nickname   
The Man of the People
Thomas Jefferson
   had the nickname   
The Negro President
Thomas Jefferson
   had the nickname   
The Pen of the Revolution
Thomas Jefferson
   had the nickname   
The Red Fox
Thomas Jefferson
   had the nickname   
The Sage of Monticello
Monticello was his Virginia plantation
Ulysses S. Grant
   had the nickname   
The American Caesar
Honouring his role in the Union victory in the American Civil War
Ulysses S. Grant
   had the nickname   
The Galena Tanner
He once ran a tannery in Galena, Illinois
Ulysses S. Grant
   had the nickname   
The Hero of Appomattox
Ulysses S. Grant
   had the nickname   
Sam
Ulysses S. Grant
   had the nickname   
Unconditional Surrender Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
   had the nickname   
Useless Grant
Grant was actually born Hiram Ulysses Grant.
Warren G. Harding
   had the nickname   
President Hardly
Warren G. Harding
   had the nickname   
Wobbly Warren
William Harrison
   had the nickname   
The Cincinnatus of the West
William Harrison
   had the nickname   
General Mum
William Harrison
   had the nickname   
Granny Harrison
William Harrison
   had the nickname   
The Log Cabin Candidate
William Harrison
   had the nickname   
Old Tippecanoe
William McKinley
   had the nickname   
The Idol of Ohio
William McKinley
   had the nickname   
The Liberator of Cuba
William McKinley
   had the nickname   
The Major
His American Civil War rank
William McKinley
   had the nickname   
The Napolean of Protection
William McKinley
   had the nickname   
The Stocking-Footed Orator
William McKinley
   had the nickname   
Wobbly Willie
William Taft
   had the nickname   
Big Bill
William Taft
   had the nickname   
Big Lub
Boyhood nickname
William Taft
   had the nickname   
Godknows Taft
William Taft
   had the nickname   
Old Bill
His nickname at Yale University
William Taft
   had the nickname   
Peaceful Bill
Woodrow Wilson
   had the nickname   
The Coiner of Weasel Words
Woodrow Wilson
   had the nickname   
The Phrase-maker
As a acclaimed historian, Wilson had no need for speechwriters to supply his oratorical eloquence
Woodrow Wilson
   had the nickname   
The Professor
The only U.S. president whith a Ph.D. (history and political science).
Woodrow Wilson
   had the nickname   
The Schoolmaster in Politics
He was a bespectacled academic
Zachary Taylor
   had the nickname   
The Hero of Buena Vista
Zachary Taylor
   had the nickname   
Old Rough and Ready
Zachary Taylor
   had the nickname   
Old Zack


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