The personality of Herbert Hoover

Portrait of Herbert Hoover

President Herbert Hoover’s nickname gives insight into how the American public perceived him during his presidency. His nickname “The Great Engineer” came from his early career as a civil engineer, and it represented his flood control work when the Mississippi River burst its banks in 1927. However, the Great Depression ravaged the … Read more

The personality of Woodrow Wilson

Portrait of young Woodrow Wilson

  Named after his maternal grandfather, Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 26, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia. As the twenty-eighth president, he was known as the man who led the United States of America into World War I; also, he was famous for reforming the nation through antitrust laws. Woodrow Wilson … Read more

Personality of Grover Cleveland

Portrait of Grover Cleveland

Stephen Grover Cleveland was born on March 18, 1837 and was named after Reverend Stephen Grover, the first minister of First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell, New Jersey. He is described to possess a massive and hulking figure and considered the heaviest president of their time weighing two-hundred and fifty pounds. Grove Cleveland … Read more

Personality of Chester Arthur

Portrait of Chester Arthur

Chester Alan Arthur served as the twenty-first president of the United States of America, who displayed a sturdy built, and handsome figure. He stood six feet and two inches with a chubby round face, high forehead, black eyes, and fleshy nose. Remembered with his side-whiskers and mustache, which became his most distinctive … Read more

Personality of James Garfield

Portrait of James Garfield

James Abram Garfield was described as a robust muscular man, with a handsome figure. He stood six feet tall with a sizeable unproportioned forehead, light brown hair, and blue eyes. He wore his beard since he was a young adult, and he was also left-handed. James Garfield was raised in a pugnacious … Read more

Personality of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

Hiram Ulysses Grant stood five feet and seven inches tall and slightly muscular. He entered West Point as he was just five feet and one inch, which is an inch above the academy’s minimum height requirement and grew six inches by his graduation. Ulysses possessed soft blue eyes, wavy brown hair, and … Read more