More Than Half Of All U.S. Presidents Had Law Degrees
Today is President's Day . . . a phony "holiday" we invented to honor a bunch of bums who disappointed us while they were in office. Anyway, I was wondering what sort of academic credentials a person should have if they're crazy enough to want to become president. So I took a look at what degrees some of our past presidents have gotten. Check it out:
DONALD TRUMP began his higher education at Fordham University. After two years, he transferred to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in May 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.
BARACK OBAMA spent two years at Occidental College in Los Angeles before transferring to Columbia University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in political science. He also has a law degree from Harvard University.
GEORGE W. BUSH got his bachelor's degree in history from Yale University. He also holds a master's of business administration from Harvard Business School, and is the only U.S. president to have earned an MBA.
BILL CLINTON got his bachelor's degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. He also has a law degree from Yale University.
GEORGE H.W. BUSH got his bachelor's degree in economics from Yale University . . . and he did it in just two and a half years.
RONALD REAGAN got his bachelor's degree in economics and sociology from Eureka College in Illinois.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON got his bachelor's degree in teaching from Southwest Texas State Teachers College, which is now called Texas State University at San Marcos.
JOHN F. KENNEDY got his bachelor's degree in international affairs from Harvard University.
THOMAS JEFFERSON got his degree in mathematics, metaphysics, and philosophy from the College of William and Mary. But listen to this . . .
Neither ABRAHAM LINCOLN or GEORGE WASHINGTON graduated from college. Washington had something called a surveyor's certificate from the College of William and Mary, and Lincoln only had 18 months of formal education.
Overall, 23 of the 45 U.S. presidents have held law degrees.
So what can you take from this? If you want to be president, you need to get a law degree from an Ivy League school. But if you want to be a GREAT president, you shouldn't go to college at all. (???)