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Presidents’ previous experience:

26 lawyers.
22 military experience; 9 were generals
18 U.S. Representatives; Only one – James A. Garfield – was a Representative immediately before election as President.
17 Governors
16 U.S. Senators; only 3 immediately before election as President.
14 Vice President
8 Cabinet Secretaries; 6 as Secretary of State
7 previous experience in foreign service.
5 Presidents had never been elected to public office before becoming President: Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Donald Trump. Trump is the group's sole exception, having never held any public office nor any military position.
1 ordained minister
1 Speaker of the House of Representatives
1 President pro tempore of the United States Senate
1 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
1 President served no major elective or appointive offices, or periods of military service prior to election to the Presidency, Donald Trump. <end>
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