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List of Presidents by Party Conformity


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This is my estimated ranking of presidents in order of most conformistic to the party to least conformistic to the party. Some people are harder to evaluate. George Washington will qualify as a Federalist because he was a Independent in Name Only -- 95% of his appointments were Federalist, and he toed their line more than John Adams did:

  1. Andrew Jackson (Living embodiment of his party. In 1824, he'd be about 38.)
  2. Thomas Jefferson (Same as Jackson, but more tolerant of opposing views)
  3. James K Polk
  4. Ulysses S Grant
  5. Martin Van Buren
  6. William McKinley
  7. Benjamin Harrison
  8. George HW Bush
  9. Joe Biden *So far* 
  10. James A Garfield
  11. Franklin Pierce
  12. Gerald Ford
  13. George W Bush
  14. James Buchanan
  15. Warren G Harding
  16. William H Taft
  17. JFK
  18. Harry S Truman
  19. James Madison
  20. Chester A Arthur
  21. Bill Clinton
  22. Millard Fillmore
  23. Herbert Hoover
  24. Jimmy Carter
  25. Woodrow Wilson
  26. LBJ
  27. Barack Obama [2012 Obama would move up by about 10 spots]
  28. George Washington
  29. Calvin Coolidge
  30. James Monroe
  31. Rutherford B Hayes
  32. William Henry Harrison
  33. FDR (Eventually built the establishment around him. 1940 FDR would be in the top 10 or top 5)
  34. Abraham Lincoln
  35. John Adams
  36. Richard Nixon
  37. Theodore Roosevelt
  38. John Quincy Adams
  39. Ronald Reagan [Same as what I saw about FDR. 1984 Reagan would be top 10]
  40. Dwight D Eisenhower
  41. Grover Cleveland
  42. Andrew Johnson
  43. Zachary Taylor
  44. Donald Trump
  45. John Tyler
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