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Presidential Visits to Tucson

This is a list of Presidential visits only. The items on this list are visits made by United States Presidents WHILE they were presidents.  (Example: Ronald Reagan visited Tucson before and after his presidency, not WHILE he was president.  So he is not on this list.) This list covers all of the presidental visits to Tucson.


Barack Obama

January 12, 2011 (spoke at a memorial for the January 8th shooting victims)
George W. Bush
July 17-18, 2008 (Stayed overnight at Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Attended a political fundraising breakfast on July 18 and left after the breakfast.)
George W. Bush
November 28, 2005   (Spent his time at the Davis-Monthan Air Force base.)
George W. Bush
March 21, 2005 
George W. Bush
August 11, 2003 (Landed at Davis-Monthan Air Force base but spent most of his time on Mount Lemmon.)
William  J. Clinton
February 25, 1999 
Gerald R. Ford
October 21, 1974
Dwight D. Eisenhower
January 14, 1957 (Stayed over night at Davis-Monthan Air Force base.)
Harry Truman
(This is not always counted as a presidential visit because Truman did not appear to the Tucson public.)
September 25, 1948 (Truman’s train stopped in Tucson at 2 a.m. on September 25, 1948. Truman remained on the train and did not make an appearance.)
Herbert Hoover
November 13, 1932 (Whistle stop.)
William McKinley
May 8, 1900 (Whistle stop.)
Benjamin Harrison
April 22, 1891
Rutherford B. Hayes**
October 24, 1880   (Stayed at the Williams house.)

Williams House in Tucson 
"Bush lacks details on immigration reform." Tucson Citizen. November 29, 2005. Page 1.
"Bush visit underscores tough House race in AZ." Tucson Citizen. July 18, 2008. Page 1.
"Presidential Visit.” Arizona Daily Star. August 12, 2003. Page 1.
"Social Security to Key Clinton Speech." Arizona Daily Star. February 18, 1999. Page 1.
"Tucsonans will get to greet Clinton." Arizona Daily Star. February 25, 1999. Page 1.


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