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Old 04-17-2004, 04:35 PM
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How many US Presidents have degrees from both Harvard and Yale?

Not counting honorary degrees, of course.
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Old 04-17-2004, 07:43 PM
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Well, the current one, of course. He has a BA from Yale (or do they call it an AB there? - undergraduate arts degree, in any event) and an MBA from Harvard.
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Old 04-18-2004, 03:40 PM
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For what it's worth, Yalies in the white house is a relatively recent phenomenon. Five U.S. Presidents have gone to Yale, including four of the last six. More presidents attended Harvard (seven) than any other college. I've attached a list of colleges that produced presidents, since I happen to have it.


--Seven Presidents -----
Harvard: J. Adams, J.Q. Adams, Hayes (Law), T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Kennedy, Bush Jr.

--Five Presidents -----
Yale: Taft, Ford, G Bush, Clinton, GW Bush

--Three Presidents -----
William & Mary: Jefferson, Monroe, Tyler

--Two Presidents -----
Princeton: Madison, Wilson
USMA (West Point): Grant, Eishenhower


-- One Presidents -----
Albany: McKinley (Law)
Allegheny: McKinley
Amherst: Coolidge
Bowdoin: Pierce
Cincinnati: Taft
Dickinson: Buchanan
Duke: Nixon
Eureka: Reagan
Georgetown: Clinton
Hampden-Sydney College: WH Harrison
Kenyon: Hayes
Johns Hopkins: Wilson
Miami (Oh): B Harrison
Michigan: Ford
Naval Academy: Carter
North Carolina: Polk
Ohio Central: Harding
Oxford: Clinton
SW Texas State: L Johnson
Stanford: Hoover
Union: Garfield
Whittier: Nixon
Williams: Garfield

--Presidents who did not graduate college-----
Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A Johnson, Truman

--Presidents who attended multiple colleges-----
Hayes,McKinley,Taft, Wilson, Nixon, Ford, Clinton, GW Bush
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Old 04-18-2004, 09:38 PM
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Actually, I think Kennedy attended Princeton briefly, and then transferred to Harvard. No cite handy, but I think I've read this in several bios.
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Old 04-20-2004, 09:32 PM
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Actually, I think Kennedy attended Princeton briefly, and then transferred to Harvard. No cite handy, but I think I've read this in several bios.
Yes he did, here's one cite that explains he had to leave princeton during his freshman year due to illness.

My list just shows which colleges the Presidents were graduated from.
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Old 04-21-2004, 07:47 AM
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My list just shows which colleges the Presidents were graduated from.

Actually, the last item on your list


--Presidents who attended multiple colleges-----
Hayes,McKinley,Taft, Wilson, Nixon, Ford, Clinton, GW Bush

was what I was referring to. Kennedy should be on that list, no?
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Old 04-21-2004, 09:15 AM
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Well, the current one, of course. He has a BA from Yale (or do they call it an AB there? - undergraduate arts degree, in any event) and an MBA from Harvard.
sure those weren't honorary?
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Old 04-21-2004, 09:34 AM
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The correct answer is "none"

No US presidents that I know of have received degrees from both universities.

I believe the OP meant to ask "How many US presidents have degrees from either Harvard or Yale?"
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Old 04-21-2004, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by pseudotriton ruber ruber
Actually, the last item on your list

--Presidents who attended multiple colleges-----
Hayes,McKinley,Taft, Wilson, Nixon, Ford, Clinton, GW Bush

was what I was referring to. Kennedy should be on that list, no?

My fault, then. That should read "Presidents with degrees from multiple colleges." Specifically, these are men who got post-graduate degrees.

Hayes, McKinley, Taft, Nixon, Ford and Clinton finished law school.
Wilson received a law degree and a PhD in political science.
GW Bush has an MBA.


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sure those weren't honorary?
None of those I listed were honorary, including GW Bush, who graduated Yale in 1968, and received his MBA from Harvard in 1975.


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No US presidents that I know of have received degrees from both universities. I believe the OP meant to ask "How many US presidents have degrees from either Harvard or Yale?"
In fact, our current President is the only one to graduate from both Harvard and Yale. For those scoring at home, that makes seven from Harvard, five from Yale.
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:19 PM
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sure those weren't honorary?
From the Miserable Failure* website:
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President Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, and he grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1968, then served as an F-102 fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. President Bush received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1975.







* That's a joke, son. A joke.
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