The following section enlists the name of presidents in a reverse order. It begins with the first African-American President, Barack Obama, and ends with President George Washington. Most presidents carry multiple nicknames, some are allotted in reference to their political career before becoming president, while some are given looking at the various decisions they made during their tenure as president. Some nicknames signify physical traits, and some stick due to their involvement in a political scandal.
Grover Cleveland was reelected, and hence served as the 22nd and 24th of the United States of America.
The Teflon President: Even though many scandals erupted during Reagan's presidency, his image remained untarnished. The people simply loved him, and hence, he earned this unique nickname coined by Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder.
Jerry: President Ford was named 'Jerry' by his stepfather, who he believed to be his real father till he was 17.
Duckpin: He was also known as 'Duckpin' due to his fondness for duckpins bowling.
The Schoolmaster: He was called 'The Schoolmaster' as he had served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910.
Big Chief: Taft was nicknamed 'Big Chief' due to his acceptance of the role of Chief Justice, post presidency.
Old Veto: President Cleveland was famous in exercising his presidential veto powers frequently, and specifically on matters which dealt with removing gold as the standard currency.
Walrus: He was also known as 'Walrus' mainly by kids because of his strange facial hair.
The Tennessee Tailor: Before entering politics, Johnson worked as a tailor for many years.
The Tycoon: Lincoln was affectionately called 'The Tycoon' by his aides and staff because of his heroic and uncompromising style as Head of the Union.
Old Buck: This nickname originated from his last name because 'Buch' is pronounced as 'Buck', and 'Old' is often used as an affectionate term.
Handsome Frank: He secured this nickname on the basis of his good looks.
Young Hickory: Polk was a staunch supporter and friend of Andrew Jackson, and like him, opposed the Second Bank, favored the usage of gold and silver over paper money, and preferred agricultural interests over industries. This behavior brought him the nickname 'Young Hickory', an allusion to Jackson's nickname, 'Old Hickory'.
Old Tippecanoe: Under his leadership, the American forces were able to defeat the hostile Native Americans in 1811 at the Battle of Tippecanoe. He won this nickname in celebration of this victory.
The Red Fox of Kinderhook: Red was the color of Buren's hair, Fox because of his political skills, and Kinderhook was his birthplace in New York. Hence, the name The Red Fox of Kinderhook.
Old Hickory: His toughness in the battle also earned him another nickname. He was often referred as Old Hickory by the troops under his command, as he was 'tough as hickory'.