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Facts: Presidential Visits

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President Taft visits Montana (1909)

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Presidential Visits


The following is a list (albeit incomplete) of U.S. Presidents who have visited Montana while in office.


Source: "Presidents" vertical file, MHS Research Center.



Location Visited

Date of Visit

Chester A. Arthur Yellowstone National Park September 1, 1883
Theodore Roosevelt



May 27, 1903

April 12, 1911

William Howard Taft Butte, Anaconda, and Helena September 27, 1909
Woodrow Wilson Billings, Livingston and Helena

September 11, 1919

Warren G. Harding Dillon, Butte, Helena, Livingston, Gardiner June 28-July 2, 1923
Calvin Coolidge Livingston and Yellowstone National Park August 27, 1927
Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Two Medicine, Glacier National Park; Fort Peck Dam 

HiLine, west to east

August 5-6,1934 

October 3, 1937

Harry S. Truman 


Big Sandy, Havre and Great Falls

Kalispell (Hungry Horse Dam)

June 8, 1948

May 12, 1950

October 1, 1952 

Dwight D. Eisenhower  Missoula  September 22, 1954 
John F. Kennedy 


Great Falls 

September 25, 1963

Spetember 26, 1963 

Lyndon B. Johnson 

Great Falls


September 16, 1964

October 12, 1964 

Richard M. Nixon  Kalispell, Libby  1971 
Gerald Ford  Libby (Libby Dam dedication)  August 23, 1975 
Ronald Reagan 


Great Falls

August 11, 1982 

October 28, 1982

George H. W. Bush



September 18, 1989

July 19-20, 1990

Bill Clinton    
George W. Bush Great Falls 2005
Barack Obama Belgrade August 2009
Donald Trump Great Falls July 5, 2018
Donald Trump Billings September 6, 2018
Donald Trump Missoula October 18, 2018
Donald Trump Bozeman November 3, 2018


 Montana Historical Society Research Center

 225 North Roberts, P.O. Box 201201, Helena, MT 59620-1201, 406-444-2681, 406-444-2696 (fax).



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