February 16, 2007 2:44am CST
Which State has provided more U.S. Presidents than any other?
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@zugedanit (1958)
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16 Feb 07
Each of Ohio (Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, William McKinley, William H. Taft, Warren Harding, and James A. Garfield) and New York (Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, Millard Fillmore, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt) have sent six citizens to the White House. However, technically Woodrow Wilson is also a native of New York (though he lived in New Jersey), so you could say New York has sent the most. Virginia is often thought to be the answer, but this probably stems from the fact that four of the five first Presidents were from Virginia (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe). Since that time, only John Tyler has been elected President from Virginia, and that was in 1841.