Tennessee Presidents

Thus far, there have been three U.S. presidents from the state of Tennessee. One was called “Old Hickory”; one had humble beginnings, early on working as a tailor; one, as a lawyer in his first case, defended his father, winning his release for a one-dollar fine.

Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. president, served 1865-1869

James Knox Polk, 11th U.S. president, served 1845-1849

Andrew Jackson, 7th U.S. president, served two terms, 1829-1837