Thursday, October 12, 2017
Where U.S. Presidents Were Born-- Part 2: Seven of First Twelve Born in Virginia
** More than half of them come from just four states: Virginia, Ohio, New York and Massachusetts with 24.
** Most come from the East Coast, only eight born west of the Mississippi and just two west of the Rockies: Nixon in California and Obama in Hawaii.
** Ten of the original colonies had presidents. Only Delaware, Maryland and Rhode Island didn't have one.
** Seven of the first 12 presidents were born in Virginia. Only one since, Woodrow Wilson. Virginia was once the most populous state until overtaken by New York in 1810.
** Seven of 17 presidents between 1869 and 1923 were born in Ohio.
** Vermont leads in presidents per capita. It had two presidents, Chester A. Arthur and Calvin Coolidge.
** The three most populous states today: California, Florida and Texas have had just three presidents between them (none from Florida).
** Trump is from New York.