Transportation Firsts

The presidential firsts related to modes of transportation.

 President
By Water
First president to ride on a steamboatJames Monroe
First president to ride in a submarineTheodore Roosevelt

By Land
First president to ride on a railroad trainAndrew Jackson
First president to own a bicycleWilliam McKinley
First president to ride in an automobileWilliam McKinley
First president to own an automobileWilliam H. Taft
First president to learn to drive an automobileWarren G. Harding

By Air
First president to ride in an airplaneTheodore Roosevelt
First president to ride in an airplane while in officeFranklin D. Roosevelt
First president to make a transatlantic flightFranklin D. Roosevelt
First president to have a pilot's licenseDwight D. Eisenhower
First president to travel by jet airplaneDwight D. Eisenhower
First president to travel by helicopterDwight D. Eisenhower

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