Sunday, 14 October 2012

Ulster born fathers of US Presidents

Before Barack Obama became President of the United States of America, only three previous U.S. Presidents had fathers that were born outside of the United States... 

All three of those "First Fathers" were born in Ulster! 

No other US Presidents could claim closer connections to their ancestral homeland.

Those three Presidents were:

Andrew Jackson. His father was born in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

James Buchanan. His father was born in Ramelton, Co. Donegal

Chester Alan Arthur. His father was born in Cullybackey, Co. Antrim

At least 17 US Presidents have Ulster-Scots ancestry.

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