• Paul F. Boller, Jr. Presidential Anecdotes (Philadelphia: Running Press, 2007).

Presidential Moments: Hail to the Chief Nicknames


When you're in the public eye (and the press) as much as the U.S. Commander in Chief, it's difficult to avoid gathering a few unofficial titles. What do these names tell us about how presidents were perceived—or how people wanted them to be perceived? Match the President to his nickname.