Presbyterians and Politics
1 Son of a Methodist minister; he became a Presbyterian, U.S. Senator and Vice-President for President Jimmy Carter
3 The only active minister and the only college president to sign the Declaration of Independence
4 This Presbyterian elder helped to write the UN Charter, served as Secretary of State for Eisenhower and was an active national Presbyterian lay leader
7 Vice-President under Jefferson; he killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel
8 A Presbyterian abolitionist martyr for freedom and for freedom of the press
11 Only President from Pennsylvania and the only bachelor
12 African-American Presbyterian missionary famous for revealing Belgian atrocities in the Congo Free State
17 Presbyterian General Assembly Moderator; he wrote “A Letter to Presbyterians” opposing McCarthyism
20 Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1969-1986
21 This President earlier married Barbara Pierce in the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, NY San Francisco, 1895-1934.
22 First American to orbit the Earth and later a U.S. Senator
25 Supreme Justice who argued “our constitution is color-blind” in 1896
26 A national Presbyterian leader who spoke before Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 “March of Washington” rally.
28 Secretary of Defense in 1960s who later served as president of the World Bank.
29 The only President to be baptized in office (by a Presbyterian minister); he later promoted the Good News Bible with his photo on its cover
30 This Secretary of State for George W. Bush is the daughter and granddaughter of Presbyterian ministers
31 A freed slave who was ordained a minister in 1842 and later was U.S. ambassador to Liberia
32 She was the head of the American Red Cross and a former U.S. Senator from NC.
1 Senate Chaplain who was portrayed in book/movie “A Man Called Peter”
2 Son of a Presbyterian minister; he was longest-serving justice in the history of the Supreme Court
3 This President’s grandfather, father and father-in-law were all Presbyterian ministers and he was an elder as well as a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
4 Presbyterian minister, advanced religious and civil liberty in colonial Virginia that is seen as the basis for religious freedom in the USA
5 Three-time Democratic candidate for President; he was later a lawyer against evolution in the Scopes Trial
6 A Sunday School teacher who defeated fellow Presbyterian Elizabeth Dole to become a U.S. Senator
9 President of Delaware, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, later Chief Justice and Governor of Pennsylvania.
10 Current U.S. Senator from Delaware who is married to a Presbyterian elder
13 Long-time FBI Director and a Presbyterian Sunday School teacher
14 U.S. President during Mexican-American War
15 One of the most conservative Senators and leader of the Tea Party movement
16 A democratic representative system of church government that influenced the creation of the U.S. Constitution
18 Son of a Presbyterian minister, he is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms
19 He attended the Presbyterian Academy, later top Union General in the Civil War and U.S. President
23 This 16th President often attended the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, but never joined.
24 This Presbyterian activist rescued and educated more than 3,000 Chinese slave girls and women during her ministry, in San Francisco, 1895-1934.
25 The only President whose grandfather was a president, he married the daughter of a Presbyterian minister
27 First Presbyterian to be elected President and was nicknamed “Old Hickory.”