In honor of Presidents Day, I thought I'd take you on a quick and fascinating journey of the occupations of presidents.
Here's what I learned at a glance: Boy, we've elected a lot of lawyers.
Based on this list, which was the best format I found, 24 of those who have served in the POTUS chair could list "lawyer" on their resumes. That's more than half of our 44 presidents:
What's also interesting is that roughly a third of those lawyer presidents also worked in other business-related fields:
Last fun fact for you: Only for the George Bushes -- as in George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush -- does the word "businessman" appear as an occupation.
What does all this mean? Not sure.
But I do know that when we get to the next presidential election year, if you're into betting, you'll probably want to lay your money down for the candidate who's got a law degree.
In the meantime, enjoy Presidents Day! Our offices are closed, so you will return to receiving all the best business news from us tomorrow.
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