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List of Presidents of the United States (1983: Doomsday)

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The United States has had in its history three constitutions, but only two outline the position of a chief executive to serve as head of state and head of government. Below are a list of presidents from the original United States and the Post-Doomsday American Provisional Administration, as well as the Provisional United States, which was the eventual successor to the original USA. Their constitution is considered the third constitution of the USA, as in 2010 the Provisional United states declared themselves the legal successor of the USA, following the demise of the APA in 1995.

List of Presidents under the Constitution of 1787

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Vice President(s)
1 George Washington 1789 1797 No party John Adams
2 John Adams 1797 1801 Federalist Thomas Jefferson
3 Thomas Jefferson 1801 1809 Democrat-Republican George Clinton1
4 James Madison 1809 1817 Democrat-Republican Elbridge Gerry1
5 James Monroe 1817 1825 Democrat-Republican Daniel D. Tompkins
6 John Quincy Adams 1825 1829 Democrat-Republican John C. Calhoun
7 Andrew Jackson 1829 1837 Democrat John C. Calhoun2 and Martin Van Buren
8 Martin Van Buren 1837 1841 Democrat Richard Mentor Johnson
9 William Henry Harrison3 1841 1841 Whig John Tyler
10 John Tyler 1841 1845 Whig4 none
11 James Knox Polk 1845 1849 Democrat George M. Dallas
12 Zachary Taylor3 18499 1850 Whig Millard Fillmore
13 Millard Fillmore 1850 1853 Whig none
14 Franklin Pierce 1853 1857 Democrat William R. King5
15 James Buchanan 1857 1861 Democrat John C. Breckinridge
16 Abraham Lincoln6 1861 1865 Republican Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson
17 Andrew Johnson 1865 1869 Democrat7 none
18 Ulysses Simpson Grant 1869 1877 Republican Schuyler Colfax and Henry Wilson5
19 Rutherford Birchard Hayes 1877 1881 Republican William A. Wheeler
20 James Abram Garfield6 1881 1881 Republican Chester A. Arthur
21 Chester Alan Arthur 1881 1885 Republican none
22 Stephen Grover Cleveland 1885 1889 Democrat Thomas A. Hendricks5
23 Benjamin Harrison 1889 1893 Republican Levi P. Morton
24 Stephen Grover Cleveland 1893 1897 Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson
25 William McKinley6 1897 1901 Republican Garret A. Hobart5 and Theodore Roosevelt
26 Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. 1901 1909 Republican None and Charles W. Fairbanks
27 William Howard Taft 1909 1913 Republican James S. Sherman5
28 Thomas Woodrow Wilson 1913 1921 Democrat Thomas R. Marshall
29 Warren Gamaliel Harding3 1921 1923 Republican Calvin Coolidge
30 John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. 1923 1929 Republican None, Charles G. Dawes
31 Herbert Clark Hoover 1929 1933 Republican Charles Curtis
32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt3 1933 1945 Democrat John Nance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, and Harry S. Truman
33 Harry S. Truman 1945 1953 Democrat None then Alben W. Barkley
34 Dwight David Eisenhower 1953 1961 Republican Richard M. Nixon
35 John Fitzgerald Kennedy6 1961 1963 Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson
36 Lyndon Baines Johnson 1963 1969 Democrat None and Hubert H. Humphrey
37 Richard Milhous Nixon8 1969 1974 Republican Spiro Agnew2, None, and Gerald Ford
38 Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. 1974 1977 Republican None and Nelson Rockefeller
39 James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. 1977 1981 Democrat Walter F. Mondale
40 Ronald Wilson Reagan10 1981 1984 Republican George H.W. Bush
41 George Herbert Walker Bush 1984 1995 Republican Robert D. Nesen

1 Died while Vice President.
2 Resigned as Vice President.
3 Died of natural causes.
4 Democrat on Whig ticket.
5 Died while Vice President, not replaced.
6 Assassinated.
7 Democrat who ran on Union ticket with Republican Lincoln.
8 Resigned.
9 Fired.
10 Disappeared, presumed dead.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the longest serving President, having been elected to four terms but dying shortly into the fourth. George H.W. Bush, the final president, served the second longest having finished out the remainder of Ronald Reagan's term - extended by officials an extra four years - and being elected outright to two of his own before dissolving the office halfway through his second full term. 

In the chaos following Doomsday, it was deemed not possible to hold elections as scheduled in 1984, and Bush was named President until the next elections by surviving military and civilian officials, tentatively set for 1988.

Bush would win a term of his own right in the 1988 elections, and a second term in 1992. Those involved deemed this possible, and regarded the 1983-1988 period as an semi-unelected continuation of Reagan's second term, thus allowing it under the 22nd amendment to the Constitution, which would have prohibited Bush from running in 1992 otherwise. The public went along with this at the time, deeming it a good idea given the situation - though this has caused dissension in later years, given the events of 1995.

List of Presidents under the Constitution of 1991

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Vice President(s)
1 Raymond "Ray" Hunkins1 1992 2001 Republican Allen Kolstad
2 Mike Sullivan 2001 2005 Democrat Richard H. Stallings
3 Wayne Allard 2005 2013 Republican Mike Simpson
4 Mike Simpson 2013 Current Republican Sam Brownback

1 Provisional President prior to being inaugurated in 1993.

When the then Provisional United States ratified their constitution in 1991, a Presidential election was scheduled for the following year. Aside from the reform of the electoral college and the end of the appointment of electors, the Presidency remains unchanged from the 1787 constitution. Both Hunkins and Allard have served two terms, tied for most under this Constitution. Three of the Presidents are members of the Republican Party, with one Democrat, and one served as Vice President before being elected President.

Living Presidents

President Term of office Date of birth
Jimmy Carter 1977–1981 October 1, 1924 (1924-10-01) (age 92)
George H.W. Bush 1984–1995 June 12, 1924 (1924-06-12) (age 92)
Ray Hunkins 1992–2001 April 17, 1939 (1939-04-17) (age 77)
Mike Sullivan 2001–2005 September 22, 1939 (1939-09-22) (age 77)
Wayne Allard 2005–2013 December 2, 1943 (1943-12-02) (age 72)

At the time of Doomsday, former Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon both resided in southern California. Given that no information on either man has ever been found, it is reasonable to assume both men perished either during or after Doomsday. Experts suspect that both, even had they survived, would be deceased by the present day irregardless.

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