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Many "United States "presidents have borne a "coat of arms; largely through inheritance, assumption, or grants from foreign "heraldic authorities. One, "Dwight Eisenhower, received his upon becoming a Knight of the (Danish) "Order of the Elephant.[1]

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Arms of the Presidents[edit]

Arms Name of President and Blazon
""Coat of Arms of George Washington.svg Arms of "George Washington, 1st President, 1789–1797

Shield: Argent, two bars and in chief three mullets Gules.

Crest: from a crest coronet a raven rising wings elevated and addorsed proper.

Motto: Exitus acta probat (The outcome is the test of the act).[2]

See "Coat of arms of George Washington

""Coat of Arms of John Adams.svg Arms of "John Adams, 2nd President, 1797–1801

Shield: Gules six crosses-crosslet fitchy Argent, on a chief Or three pellets, the center one charged with a "fleur-de-lis and the other two with lions passant guardant Argent.

Crest: a lion passant holding in his dexter paw a cross-crosslet fitchy Argent.

Motto: Libertatem amicitiam retinebis et fidem (Freedom, friendship and fidelity).[2]

""Coat of Arms of Thomas Jefferson.svg Arms of "Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President, 1801–1809

Shield: Azure a fret and on a chief Gules three leopards' faces Argent.

Crest: a lion's head erased Or.

Motto: Ab eo libertas a quo spiritus (The one who gives life gives liberty).[2]

"James Madison, 4th President, 1809–1817

No arms known.

"James Monroe, 5th President, 1817–1825

No arms known.

""Coat of Arms of John Quincy Adams.svg Arms of "John Quincy Adams, 6th President, 1825–1829

Shield: Quarterly: 1st Argent, on a mount Vert a stag trippant toward a pine tree, in base a codfish naiant on a sea all proper, overall thirteen stars in annulet Azure (for Adams); 2nd Sable, a fess cotised between three martlets Or (for Smith); 3rd Gules, seven mascles conjoined 3, 3, and 1 Or (for Quincy); 4th Gules, six crosses-crosslet fitchy Argent, on a chief Or three pellets, the center one charged with a fleur-de-lis and the other two with lions passant guardant Argent (for Boylston).

Crest: a lion passant holding in his dexter paw a cross-crosslet fitchy Argent.

Motto: Fidem libertatem amicitiam retinebis (faith, freedom and fidelity).[2]

"Andrew Jackson, 7th President, 1829–1837

No arms known.

""Coat of Arms of Martin Van Buren.svg Arms of "Martin van Buren, 8th President, 1837–1841

Shield: per pale Or and Gules, in dexter a greyhound rampant contourny and in sinister two bars embattled-counterembattled, all counterchanged.

Crest: a greyhound rampant between two wings, the dexter Gules the sinister Or.[2]

""Coat of Arms of William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison.svg Arms of "William Henry Harrison, 9th President, 1841

Shield: Or, on a fess Sable three eagles displayed Or, a crescent Sable for difference.

Crest: an eagle's head erased Or.

"John Tyler, 10th President, 1841–1845

No arms known.

"James Polk, 11th President, 1845–1849

No arms known.

""Crest of Zachary Taylor.svg "Zachary Taylor, 12th President,1849–1850

Crest: a naked arm embowed holding an arrow proper.

Motto: Consequitur quodcumque petit (seize whatever follows).[2]

"Millard Fillmore, 13th President, 1850–1853

No arms known.

"Franklin Pierce, 14th President 1853–1857

No arms known.

"James Buchanan, 15th President 1857–1861

No arms known.

"Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, 1861–1865

No arms known.

"Andrew Johnson, 17th President, 1865–1869

No arms known.

"Ulysses Grant, 18th President, 1869–1877

No arms known.

""Crest of Rutherford B. Hayes.svg "Rutherford Hayes, 19th President, 1877–1881

Crest: upon an anvil a falcon rising proper.

Motto: Recte (Right).

Later Additional Motto: Qui patriae optime servit optime servit suis partibus (He serves his party best who serves his country best).[2]

""Coat of Arms of James A. Garfield.svg Arms of "James A. Garfield, 20th President,1881

Shield: Or, three bars Gules, on a canton Ermine a cross paty Gules.

Crest: issuant from a human heart a dexter hand holding a sword proper.

Motto: In cruce vinco (In the cross I conquer).[2]

""Coat of Arms of Chester A. Arthur.svg Arms of "Chester A. Arthur, 21st President, 1881–1885

Shield: Gules, a chevron Argent between three rests (clarions) Or.

Crest: a falcon rising proper belled and jessed Or.

Motto: Impelle obstantia (Thrust aside obstacles).[2]

""Coat of Arms of Grover Cleveland.svg Arms of "Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President, 1885–1889 and 1893–1897

Shield: per chevron Sable and Ermine, a chevron engrailed counterchanged.

Crest: a demi-old man proper habited Azure, on his head a cap Gules turned up with hair front, holding in his dexter hand a spear, the head Argent, on the top of which is fixed a line proper passing behind him and coiled up in his sinister hand.

Motto: Semel et semper (Once and always).

Alternative Mottoes: Pro Deo et patria (For God and country); Vincit amor patriae (Love of country conquers).[2]

""Coat of Arms of William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison.svg Arms of "Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President 1889–1893

Shield: Or, on a fess Sable three eagles displayed Or, a crescent Sable for difference.

Crest: an eagle's head erased Or.

"William McKinley, 25th President, 1897–1901

No arms known.

""Coat of Arms of Theodore Roosevelt.svg Arms of "Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President, 1901–1909

Shield: Argent, upon a grassy mound a rose bush proper bearing three roses Gules barbed and seeded proper.

Crest: three ostrich plumes each per pale Gules and Argent.

Motto: Qui plantavit curabit (He who planted will preserve).[2]

"William Howard Taft, 27th President 1909–1913

No arms known.

"Woodrow Wilson, 28th President, 1913–1921

No arms known.

"Warren G. Harding, 29th President, 1921–1923

No arms known.

""Coat of Arms of Calvin Coolidge.svg Arms of "Calvin Coolidge, 30th President 1923–1929

Shield: Vert a griffin segreant Or.

Crest: a demi-griffin segreant Or.

Motto: Virtute et fide (By valor and faith).[2]

"Herbert Hoover, 31st President 1929–1933

No arms known.

""Coat of Arms of Franklin Roosevelt.svg Arms of "Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President, 1933–1945

Shield: Argent, three roses one in pale and two in saltire Gules barbed, seeded, slipped, and leaved proper.

Crest: three ostrich plumes each per pale Gules and Argent.

Motto: Qui plantavit curabit (He who planted will preserve).[2]

"Harry Truman, 33rd President, 1945–1953

No arms known.

""Coat of Arms of Dwight Eisenhower.svg Arms of "Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President, 1953–1961, adopted following his admittance to the "Order of the Elephant in 1950.

Shield: Or, an anvil Azure.

Crest: five stars of five points conjoined as on the points of a pentagram Argent.

Motto: Peace through understanding.[2]

Foreign Orders: collar of a Knight Grand Cross of the "Order of the Bath (appointed 1945);
the "Order of Merit ribbon with Cross pendant (appointed 1945);
collar of a Knight of the Order of the Elephant.

""Coat of Arms of John F. Kennedy.svg Arms of "John F. Kennedy, 35th President, 1961–1963, granted by the "Chief Herald of Ireland,

Shield: Sable, three helmets in profile Or within a bordure per saltire Gules and Ermine.

Crest: between two olive branches a cubit sinister arm in armor erect, the hand holding a sheaf of four arrows, points upward, all proper.[2]

""Coat of Arms of Lyndon B. Johnson.svg Arms of "Lyndon Johnson, 36th President, 1963–1969

Shield: Azure, on a saltire Gules fimbriated Argent between four eagles displayed a mullet Or.

Crest: an armed hand Argent supporting an eagle rising Or.

Motto: Nobilitatis virtus non stemma character (Virtue, not lineage, is the mark of nobility).[2]

"Richard Nixon, 37th President, 1969–1974

No arms known.

"Gerald Ford, 38th President, 1974–1977

No arms known.

"Jimmy Carter, 39th President, 1977–1981.

No arms known.

""Coat of Arms of Ronald Reagan.svg Arms of "Ronald Reagan, 40th President, 1981–1989.

Shield: Or, a Bear rampant Sable armed and langued Gules holding between its forepaws a star Argent, on a chief Sable standing upon a ducal coronet Or a falcon wings displayed and inverted Argent armed Or and langued Gules.

Crest: a demi-horse "forcené Sable unguled Or and charged on the shoulder with an actor's mask Or.

Motto: Facta non verba (Deeds, not words).[2]

Foreign Orders: collar of a Knight Grand Cross of the "Order of the Bath (appointed 1989).

"George H. W. Bush, 41st President 1989–1993

No arms known.

""Coat of Arms of Bill Clinton.svg Arms of "Bill Clinton, 42nd President 1993–2001. Granted by the "Chief Herald of Ireland in 1995.

Shield: Or, a lion rampant Gules charged with three bars Argent holding in the dexter paw a branch of olive proper between in the dexter chief and sinister base a cross crosslet fitchy Sable and in the sinister chief and dexter base a shamrock slipped Vert.

Crest: an Anchor erect Azure, on the stock the letters SPES Argent.

Motto: An leon do bheir an chraobh (The lion carries away the branch).[2]

"George W. Bush, 43rd President, 2001–2009

No arms known.

"Barack Obama, 44th President, 2009–2017

No arms known.

"Donald Trump, 45th President, 2017–present

Corporate Arms were granted officially in Scotland in 2012 to Trump International Golf Links Scotland after a protracted legal battle with the Lyon Court. In the United States, after a British trademark application was rejected, the Trump Organization, received a U.S. trademark for a logo usurping Arms granted by England's College of Arms in 1939 to Joseph Edward Davies, third husband of the woman who built the "Mar-a-Lago estate President Trump now owns.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America: A Guide with 1000 Illustrations. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Arms of Famous Americans: Presidents of the United States American Heraldry Society's Website
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40097665

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