Presidents’ Day

United States presidents have campaigned, vacationed and even served in the military while in Florida. Here are a few of our favorite shots of the chief executive in the Sunshine State.

Theodore Roosevelt, far right, and other top ranking officials of the 1st U.S. Voluteer Cavalry: Tampa (1898)

Theodore Roosevelt, far right, and other top ranking officials of the 1st U.S. Voluteer Cavalry: Tampa (1898)


President Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard train: Jacksonville (1943 or 1944)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard train: Jacksonville (1943 or 1944)


Dwight D. Eisenhower landing a grouper (1946)

Dwight D. Eisenhower landing a grouper (1946)


Harry S. Truman receiving fresh fruit from Florida Highway patrolmen: Key West (March 1949)

Harry S. Truman receiving fresh fruit from Florida Highway patrolmen: Key West (March 1949)


John F. Kennedy, with Senator George Smathers, greeting crowds in Miami (November 18, 1963)

John F. Kennedy, with Senator George Smathers, greeting crowds in Miami (November 18, 1963)

Found a great photo of a U.S. President in Florida that we missed? Post your favorite image in the comments.

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  1. These are amazing pictures. I am proud to be from a state that is respected so much even by the chief executive of the United States! I really like the one of Eisenhower. I honestly did not even know what he looked like before looking at these.

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