Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data United States. National Park Service.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES
CHIEF, OFFICE OF ARCHEOLOGY AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION
ACTING CHIEF, HISTORIC SITES SURVEY DIVISION
The Biographical Sketches section of this volume was based on a study prepared under contract by Prof. Charles H. McCormick, Fairmont State College, W. Va. Survey and evaluation reports prepared by Various National Park Service historians and contract personnel were utilized in preparing the Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings portion. These reports were reviewed by the Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings, and Monuments and the Consulting Committee for the National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings. Current members of these groups are listed in the Acknowledgments. Editorial Assistants Richard E. Morris and Richard E. Dean, Jr., assisted with various phases of manuscript preparation.
SERIES EDITOR: ROBERT G. FERRIS
We Americans are intrigued and inspired by the lives of our Presidents, whom we elevate from our midst to the highest office in the land. In this awesome position, which involves grave responsibilities, the Chief Executives not only symbolize our national ideals and goals, but also help shape our global destiny.
In reading of their experiences, we rejoice in their triumphs, sympathize with their problems, warm to their personal joys, and grieve over their sorrows.
This book, which emphasizes the sites and buildings associated with the Presidents, provides a new and unique dimension in understanding them and should further stimulate public interest in their careers.
I heartily recommend this volume to all my fellow citizens.
CECIL D. ANDRUS
This book will increase public knowledge of the lives of our Presidents. It will also guide citizens to visit the various Park System areas and National Historic Landmarks that honor them.
These sites reflect the persistent efforts of historic preservationists in all parts of the country.
Credit for the preparation of this book is shared widely by persons both in and out of the National Park Service. The Service appreciates the assistance of the many individuals and institutions who contributed. The National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings, which is cosponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is authorized by the Historic Sites Act of 1935.
WILLIAM J. WHALEN
Last Updated: 04-Feb-2004