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Military Experience of US Presidents and UK Prime Ministers


Military Experience of US Presidents

For 137 of the 219 years the country since its independence, US has had a military veteran as a president. 29 of its 43 presidents have been veterans. And the longest time America has gone without electing a veteran was the 32 year period starting with Taft in 1913 and ending with Roosevelt’s death in 1945. (Incredibly, during this time, the country took part in the two World Wars.) Related article

Data: Military Experience of US Presidents: From George Washington till Barack Obama (csv).

Column names and their description:

Column Name Description
ID Unique ID
President Number Number in sequence of unique presidents since founding
Year are neat
President Name of the president
Party Party of the president
Mil. Summary Key positions held in the military
Mil. Exp Dummy Whether or not the president had any military experience
Start.Month Month the presidency started
Start.Year Year the presidency started
End.Month Month the presidency ended
End.Year Year the presidency ended
Years.Of.Rule Years of rule
Months.Of.Rule Months of rule

There are three potential concerns about the numbers. Eight years of George W. Bush's 'service' in the National Guard have been excluded. Five years of Lincoln presidency have been included (Lincoln participated very briefly in the Black Hawk War of 1832). And Millard Fillmore’s tenure isn’t included as his experience in the military was after he had left his presidency. One can raise questions about the inclusion of some other presidents including Madison (whose service was brief again).

Military Experience of UK Prime Ministers

Military Experience of UK PMs

Data: Military Experience of UK Prime Ministers: From Robert Walpole till Gordon Brown (csv).

Column names and their description:

Column Name Description
ID Unique ID
Name Name of the prime minister
Start.Month Month the pmship started
Start.Year Year the pmship started
End.Month Month the pmship ended
End.Year Year the pmship ended
Years.Of.Rule Years of rule
Dys Total days of rule
PM at Age Age the person became pm
Title Any Royal Titles
Party Party of the PM
Mil. Exp. Had military experience or not
Yr. of Mil Years in military
Education Education
Mil.Exp.Summary Summary of military experience
Notes General Notes

Graph of Military Experience of UK PMs

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