Do you know which four US Presidents are from Illinois?
Answer: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama
Four US presidents claim Illinois as their home state: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan and Obama.
- Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, but moved to Illinois as a child where he was raised. Today, tributes to President Lincoln can be found all throughout Illinois.
- Similarly, Ulysses S. Grant was born in Ohio and moved to Illinois after his retirement from the military.
- Ronald Reagan is the only US President to actually be born in Illinois, and there is a museum in his birth town of Tampico.
- Finally, Barack Obama, while born in Hawaii, has lived in Chicago for most of his adult life, and served as an Illinois senator.