Ohio Has Produced 8 Presidents - Who Could Be Next?

Feb 18, 2019

Ohio has been referred to as the "Mother of Presidents." Seven U.S. presidents were born in Ohio: Ulysses Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft and Warren G. Harding. And an eighth, William Henry Harrison, was born in Virginia but lived most of his adult life in Ohio.

The last president with Ohio roots was Warren G. Harding, who served from 1921 to 1923. But with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and former Ohio Governor John Kasich as possible 2020 candidates, could the next president come from Ohio?

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss Ohio's contributions to our nation's leadership are Miami University W.E. Smith Professor of History, Steven Conn, PhD.; local historian and President of Applied History Associates, Dan Hurley (@dancincy); and WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson (@howardwilkinson).

TourismOhio and Ohio History Connection recently announced the new Ohio Presidential Trail, which highlights the birthplaces and other sites of importance to U.S. presidents with Ohio ties.

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