Iowa Presidents

HERBERT C. HOOVER - Born August 10, 1874 in West Branch. Served as the nation's 31st president (1929-1933). Hoover was the first president born west of the Mississippi River.

Presidents Residing in Iowa

RICHARD NIXON - Stationed at the Naval Air Station in Ottumwa (1942-1943). Served as the nation's 37th president (1969-1974).

RONALD REAGAN - Worked as a sportscaster for radio stations WHO and WOC in Des Moines (1933-1937). Served as the nation's 40th president (1981-1989).

Iowa Vice Presidents

HENRY AGARD WALLACE - Born October 7, 1888 in Adair County. Served as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president (1941-1945).

Iowa First Ladies

LOU HENRY HOOVER - Born March 29, 1874 in Waterloo. Married Herbert C. Hoover February 10, 1899. Served as U.S. First Lady (1929-1933).

MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - Born November 14, 1896 in Boone. Married Dwight D. Eisenhower July 1, 1916. Served as U.S. First Lady (1953-1961).

Iowans in United States Supreme Court

SAMUEL F. MILLER - Born April 5, 1816, in Richmond, Kentucky. Located in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1850. Was personally acquainted with President Lincoln, who nominated him for the United States Supreme Court in 1862, where he served for 28 years.

WILEY BLOUNT RUTLEDGE, JR. - Born July 20, 1894, in Cloverpart, Kentucky. Professor of law and dean of the College of Law at the University of Iowa from 1935 to 1939. Appointed associate justice of the United States Supreme Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1939. Appointed associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and sworn into office February 16, 1943. Served until his death in 1949.