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Princetonians in the Oval Office

Three U.S. presidents have been Princeton students. James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was a member of the College of New Jersey's Class of 1771. The 28th president, Woodrow Wilson, was a member of Princeton's Class of 1879. And it comes as a surprise to many that the 35th president, John F. Kennedy, was a member of the Class of 1939. Kennedy entered Princeton in 1935 but fell ill during his freshman year and withdrew from Princeton, later enrolling at Harvard. In his Princeton application, JFK wrote, "To be a Princeton man is indeed an enviable distinction."