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The First Irish American President

Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson, elected President in 1829, is the first American President who can trace his ancestry to Ireland.  His father was born in County Antrim.  Sixteen more American Presidents would trace their roots to Ireland in the years to come.  In addition to holding the office of President, Jackson was a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the military Governor of Florida.

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