U.S. Presidents by Former Occupation

What did these men do before they became President of the United States? Take this quiz to find out!
Hint: Political positions will get you far in this quiz.
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George Washington
Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army
2
John Adams
Vice President
3
Thomas Jefferson
Vice President
4
James Madison
Secretary of State
5
James Monroe
Secretary of State
6
John Quincy Adams
Secretary of State
7
Andrew Jackson
Senator from Tennessee
8
Martin van Buren
Vice President
9
William Henry Harrison
Ambassador to Colombia
10
John Tyler
Vice President
11
James K. Polk
Governor of Tennessee
12
Zachary Taylor
Major General of the U.S. Army
13
Millard Fillmore
Vice President
14
Franklin Pierce
Brigadier General of the U.S. Army
15
James Buchanan
Ambassador to the United Kingdom
16
Abraham Lincoln
Representative of Illinois
17
Andrew Johnson
Vice President
18
Ulysses S. Grant
Commanding General of the U.S. Army
19
Rutherford B. Hayes
Governor of Ohio
20
James A. Garfield
Representative of Ohio
21
Chester A. Arthur
Vice President
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Grover Cleveland
Governor of New York / President
23
Benjamin Harrison
Senator from Indiana
25
William McKinley
Governor of Ohio
26
Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President
27
William Howard Taft
Secretary of War
28
Woodrow Wilson
Governor of New Jersey
29
Warren G. Harding
Senator from Ohio
30
Calvin Coolidge
Vice President
31
Herbert Hoover
Secretary of Commerce
32
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Governor of New York
33
Harry Truman
Vice President
34
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Supreme Allied Commander Europe
35
John F. Kennedy
Senator from Massachusetts
36
Lyndon B. Johnson
Vice President
37
Richard Nixon
Vice President
38
Gerald Ford
Vice President
39
Jimmy Carter
Governor of Georgia
40
Ronald Reagan
Governor of California
41
George H. W. Bush
Vice President
42
Bill Clinton
Governor of Arkansas
43
George W. Bush
Governor of Texas
44
Barack Obama
Senator from Illinois
45
Donald Trump
CEO of The Trump Organization
46
Joe Biden
Vice President
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Level 70
Jul 15, 2019
Perhaps entrepreneur or businessman could be acceptable for the last one?
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Level 86
Jul 15, 2019
Okay. Those will work now.
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Level 86
Jul 15, 2019
I've also been more generous with the secretaries and ambassadors. Just secretary and ambassador will work for those who have them.