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Lincoln Republican
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« on: July 10, 2009, 08:25:14 pm »

Ethnic origins of U.S. Presidents

43 men have served as President, with the following ethnic origins

27 English
 2 English/Scottish
 2 English/Welsh
 4 Scottish
 1 Scottish/Irish
 2 Irish
 3 Dutch
 1 German
 1 African

Fully, 38 of the 43 Presidents ethnic backgrounds are from the British Isles
 
English

Adams (John)
Adams (John Q)
Bush (George)
Bush (George W)
Carter
Cleveland
Clinton
Coolidge
Fillmore
Ford
Garfield
Harding
Harrison (Benjamin)
Harrison (William Henry)
Hoover
Jackson
Jefferson
Johnson (Andrew)
Johnson (Lyndon)
Lincoln
Madison
Nixon
Taft
Taylor
Truman
Tyler
Washington

English/Scottish

Hayes
Wilson

English/Welsh

Arthur
Pierce

Scottish

Buchanan
Grant
McKinley
Polk

Scottish/Irish
Monroe

Irish

Kennedy (Irish Catholic)
Reagan (Irish Protestant)

Dutch

Roosevelt (Theodore)
Roosevelt (Franklin)
Van Buren

German

Eisenhower

African (Kenyan)

Obama

After Obama, some may think it will be time for more diversity. 

Thoughts?
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Lincoln Republican
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009, 09:17:15 pm »

Thank you for your timely thoughts.

However, can you imagine how utterly complicated and unwieldy this list would become if I included all the ancestral origins of all the Presidents from all sides of their family history?
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Lincoln Republican
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 11:49:33 pm »


After Obama, some may think it will be time for more diversity. 

Thoughts?

Is your question code for "Mormon"?

Now that question is off the wall. 

My question is code for nothing.

38 of the 43 Presidents have ethnic backgrounds from the British Isles.  My question is straight forward.  Is it time, 4 or 8 years from now, for example, to elect a President, say, who has an Italian background, or a Hispanic background, or an Eastern European background, or whatever.

As for a Mormon President, this has nothing to do with ethnicity.  Mitt Romney has a background from England, although, I do admit, he would make a great President.     
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