Before They Were President…

Herbert Hoover held a job as a mining engineer before taking the office of President.(credit:CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Mining Engineer Herbert Hoover held a job as a mining engineer before taking the office of President.(credit:CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Before becoming the Mayor of New York and then the President, Grover Cleveland was a sheriff (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
In addition to being a lawyer and judge before his presidency, William Taft served as the dean at the University of Cincinnati Law School. (credit: AP)
University Of Cincinnati Law School Dean In addition to being a lawyer and judge before his presidency, William Taft served as the dean at the University of Cincinnati Law School. (credit: AP)
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Prior to taking office as an Ohio senator and later president, Warren Harding worked as a newspaper editor. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Newspaper Editor Prior to taking office as an Ohio senator and later president, Warren Harding worked as a newspaper editor. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Thomas Jefferson held many jobs before becoming the nation’s third president including writer, inventor and architect.(Photo credit should read NICOLAS BOREL/AFP/Getty Images)
Architect Thomas Jefferson held many jobs before becoming the nation’s third president including writer, inventor and architect.(Photo credit should read NICOLAS BOREL/AFP/Getty Images)
Before sitting in the Oval Office, many former presidents worked in the classroom as schoolteachers including John Adams, James Garfield, Chester Arthur and Lyndon Johnson. (credit: AP)
Teacher Before sitting in the Oval Office, many former presidents worked in the classroom as schoolteachers including John Adams, James Garfield, Chester Arthur and Lyndon Johnson. (credit: AP)
Abraham Lincoln was an Illinois postmaster before his historic time in office as President. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Postmaster Abraham Lincoln was an Illinois postmaster before his historic time in office as President. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Before he was President, George W. Bush was the owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team. He still attends many of their games, sitting next to current owners Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg.(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Baseball Team Owner Before he was President, George W. Bush was the owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team. He still attends many of their games, sitting next to current owners Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg.(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Prior to becoming the President, Harry Truman worked as a farmer.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Farmer Prior to becoming the President, Harry Truman worked as a farmer.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Theodore Roosevelt was a real outdoorsman, and worked as a rancher before becoming President. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Rancher Theodore Roosevelt was a real outdoorsman, and worked as a rancher before becoming President. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Woodrow Wilson received some presidential training before taking office, as head of Princeton University. (credit: AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
President of Princeton University Woodrow Wilson received some presidential training before taking office, as head of Princeton University. (credit: AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
Jimmy Carter still has a reputation as being ‘the peanut man’ due to his job as a peanut farmer before he became President. (credit: AP)
Peanut Farmer Jimmy Carter still has a reputation as being ‘the peanut man’ due to his job as a peanut farmer before he became President. (credit: AP)
Before being elected to the presidency, Benjamin Harrison and John Kennedy were both journalists. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Journalist Before being elected to the presidency, Benjamin Harrison and John Kennedy were both journalists. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
George H.W. Bush was a World War II pilot prior to becoming President.(Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
Pilot George H.W. Bush was a World War II pilot prior to becoming President.(Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
Long before taking the office of President, Ronald Reagan was a popular Hollywood actor.(credit: AP)
Actor Long before taking the office of President, Ronald Reagan was a popular Hollywood actor.(credit: AP)
Andrew Johnson was Tennessee Governor, Tennessee Senator and Vice President before becoming the President. Before all of those esteemed offices, he was a tailor. (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Tailor Andrew Johnson was Tennessee Governor, Tennessee Senator and Vice President before becoming the President. Before all of those esteemed offices, he was a tailor. (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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