PIANOS OF THE PRESIDENTS

The following give a listing of Presidental pianos from

George Washington to George W. Bush

1st President - GEORGE WASHINGTON - 1789 - 1797, Longman & Broderi Harpsichord and Schoen & Vinsen Pianoforte

2nd President - John Adams - 1797 - 1801, Currier & Company

3rd President - Thomas Jefferson - 1801 - 1809, Astor Pianoforte

4th President - James Madison - 1809 - 1817, Square Grand, Name Not Known

5th President - James Monroe - 1817 - 1825, Astor Piano

6th President - John Quincy Adams - 1825 - 1829, Currier & Company

7th President - Andrew Jackson - 1829 - 1837, T. Gilbert & Co Square Grand Piano

8th President - Martin Van Buren - 1837 - 1841, Hallet & Cumston Square Grand Piano

9th President - William Henry Harrison - 1841, Haines Bros.

10th President - John Tyler - 1841 - 1845, Thomas Tomkinson Upright Piano

11th President - James Knox Polk - 1845 - 1849, Astor & Harwood Square Grand Piano

12th President - Zachary Taylor - 1849 - 1850, Piano Brand Name Unknown

13th President - Millard Fillmore - 1850 - 1853, Piano Brand Name Unknown

14th President - Franklin Pierce - 1853 - 1857, Chickering Square Grand Piano

15th President - James Buchanan - 1857 - 1861, Chickering Grand Piano

16th President - Abraham Lincoln - 1861 - 1865, Chickering Square Grand and Upright

17th President - Andrew Johnson - 1865 - 1869, Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

18th President - Ulysses S. Grant - 1869 - 1877, Brand Name of Melodeon Unknown

19th President - Rutherford B. Hayes - 1877 - 1881, Bradbury Upright & Baldwin Grand

20th President - James A. Garfield - 1881, Hallet & Davis Upright Piano

21st President - Chester A. Arthur - 1881 - 1885, Piano Brand Name Unknown

22nd President - Grover Cleveland - 1885 * 1889, Combination Piano & Harpsichord, No Name Known

23rd President - Benjamin Harrison - 1889 - 1893, J & C. Fischer Upright & Haines Bros Square Grand

24th President - Grover Cleveland - 1893 - 1897, Combination Piano & Harpsichord, Brand Name Unknown

25th President - William McKinley - 1897 - 1901, A. H. Gale Company Square Grand Piano

26th President - Theodore Roosevelt - 1901 - 1909, Chickering Upright & Steinway Grand Piano

27th President - William Howard Taft - 1909 - 1913, Baldwin Grand Piano

28th President - Woodrow Wilson - 1913 - 1921, Ernst Rosenkranst Square Grand, Steinway Grand & Knabe Grand

29th President - Warren G. Harding - 1921 - 1932, A. B. Chase Electric Player Piano

30th President - Calvin Coolidge - 1923 - 1929, Sohmer Upright Piano

31st President - Herbert Hoover - 1929 - 1933, Knabe Grand and A. B. Chase Grand

32nd President - Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1933 - 1945, Hardman Grand Piano

33rd President - Harry S. Truman - 1945 - 1953, Steinway Grand, Baldwin Grand, & Steinway Upright

34th President - Dwight D. Eisenhower - 1953 - 1961, Hallet & Cumston Upright Piano

35th President - John F. Kennedy - 1961 - 1963, Ivers & Pond Grand Piano

36th President - Lyndon Baines Johnson - 1963 - 1969, Steinway Grand Piano at Library and Knabe Console At Home

37th President - Richard Nixon - 1969 - 1974, George P. Bent Upright As A Boy & Baldwin Vertical In California

38th President - Gerald Ford - 1974 - 1977, Did Not Own A Personal Piano

39th President - Jimmy Carter - 1977 - 1981, Ludden & Bates Piano

40th President - Ronald Reagan - 1981 - 1989, Steinway Grand

41st President - George Herbert Walker Bush - 1989 - 1993, Conover Cable & Winter Musette, Both At Home In Maine

42nd President - Bill Clinton - 1993 - 2001, Baldwin Grand In Governor's Mansion In Arkansas

43rd President - George W. Bush - 2001 thru........., No Person Piano In Crawford, Steinway Grand In White House

The above information was as found in the Pierce Piano Atlas, copyright Larry Ashley, 2003, 11th Edition

 

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