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12 Surprising First Jobs Held By US Presidents

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1 .  George Washington started working as a surveyor in Shenandoah Valley at age 16

George Washington started working as a surveyor in Shenandoah Valley at age 16

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2. John Adams took his first job as a schoolmaster in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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3. The 3rd president of the US, Thomas Jefferson was a lawyer in the General Court in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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4. Abraham Lincoln’s first job was as a clerk in a general store in New Salem, Illinois.

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5. Andrew Johnson was an apprentice tailor for his mom

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6. James Garfield was a boat driver and a Christian preacher.

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7. Lyndon B. Johnson worked as a shoe shiner and a goat herder

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8. Richard Nixon worked as a chicken plucker and ran a game booth

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9. Ronald Reagan was a circus worker and a superstar lifeguard

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10. Bill Clinton was a grocer and a comic book salesman

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11. George W. Bush was a landman in the oil industry

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12. Barack Obama was an ice cream scooper for a Honolulu Baskin-Robbins.

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