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The Most Outstanding Presidential Resume Ever.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | July 3, 2012

No. 865

What President of the United States had perhaps the most outstanding resume?  No, not Obama — not even close. George H. W. Bush, who was Ambassador to China and Director of the CIA, as well as a decorated war hero, ranks high. So do Jefferson, Madison and the two Adams Presidents. Garfield was an outstanding overachiever, too.  In the 20th Century, Wilson, Taft and Hoover had outstanding and varied credentials.  But there is one President who, literally, did it all. Consider these qualifications, not listed in order:

– War Veteran (Volunteer)

– Graduate of Dickinson College

– Lawyer

-Member, State Legislature

– Member, U.S. House of Representatives for ten years

– United States Senator for 12 years

– President, Board of Trustees, Franklin & Marshall College

– United States Ambassador to Russia

– United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

– United States Secretary of State

– Negotiated several of the Most Important Treaties in American History

–  Turned down offer to become an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

And, of, course, the crowning achievement,

– Fifteenth President of the United States, James Buchanan.




CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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