Before They Were President…

Prior to taking office as an Ohio senator and later president, Warren Harding worked as a newspaper editor. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Newspaper Editor Prior to taking office as an Ohio senator and later president, Warren Harding worked as a newspaper editor. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Thomas Jefferson held many jobs before becoming the nation’s third president including writer, inventor and architect. (credit: AP)
Architect Thomas Jefferson held many jobs before becoming the nation’s third president including writer, inventor and architect. (credit: AP)
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Abraham Lincoln was an Illinois postmaster before his historic time in office as President. (credit: AP)
Postmaster Abraham Lincoln was an Illinois postmaster before his historic time in office as President. (credit: AP)
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Baseball Team Owner Before he was President, George W. Bush was the owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team. He still attends many of their games, sitting next to current owners Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg. (credit: AP Photo)
Prior to becoming the President, Harry Truman worked as a farmer. (credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Farmer Prior to becoming the President, Harry Truman worked as a farmer. (credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Theodore Roosevelt was a real outdoorsman, and worked as a rancher before becoming President. (credit: AP Photo/Keystone, Alessandro Della Bella)
Rancher Theodore Roosevelt was a real outdoorsman, and worked as a rancher before becoming President. (credit: AP Photo/Keystone, Alessandro Della Bella)
Woodrow Wilson received some presidential training before taking office, as head of Princeton University. (credit: AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
President of Princeton University Woodrow Wilson received some presidential training before taking office, as head of Princeton University. (credit: AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
Jimmy Carter still has a reputation as being ‘the peanut man’ due to his job as a peanut farmer before he became President. (credit: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Peanut Farmer Jimmy Carter still has a reputation as being ‘the peanut man’ due to his job as a peanut farmer before he became President. (credit: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
JournalistBefore being elected to the presidency, Benjamin Harrison and John Kennedy were both journalists. (credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
Journalist JournalistBefore being elected to the presidency, Benjamin Harrison and John Kennedy were both journalists. (credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
George H.W. Bush was a World War II pilot prior to becoming President. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Pilot George H.W. Bush was a World War II pilot prior to becoming President. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Long before taking the office of President, Ronald Reagan was a popular Hollywood actor. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Long before taking the office of President, Ronald Reagan was a popular Hollywood actor. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Andrew Johnson was Tennessee Governor, Tennessee Senator and Vice President before becoming the President. Before all of those esteemed offices, he was a tailor. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tailor Andrew Johnson was Tennessee Governor, Tennessee Senator and Vice President before becoming the President. Before all of those esteemed offices, he was a tailor. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
George Washington and Ulysses Grant were both Army generals before being elected as President. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Army General George Washington and Ulysses Grant were both Army generals before being elected as President. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Herbert Hoover held a job as a mining engineer before taking the office of President. (credit: CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Mining Engineer Herbert Hoover held a job as a mining engineer before taking the office of President. (credit: CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Before becoming the Mayor of New York and then the President, Grover Cleveland was a sheriff. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Sheriff Before becoming the Mayor of New York and then the President, Grover Cleveland was a sheriff. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
In addition to being a lawyer and judge before his presidency, William Taft served as the dean at the University of Cincinnati Law School. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
University Of Cincinnati Law School Dean In addition to being a lawyer and judge before his presidency, William Taft served as the dean at the University of Cincinnati Law School. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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