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Arms of the Presidents
Arms Name of President and Blazon
Arms of George Washington, 1st President, 1789–1797
Shield: Argent, two bars and in chief three mullets Gules.
Crest: from a crest coronet a raven rising wings elevated and addorsed
Motto: Exitus acta probat (The outcome is the test of the act).
Coat of arms
Arms of John Adams, 2nd President, 1797–1801 Shield: Gules six crosses-crosslet fitchy Argent, on a chief Or three pellets, the center one charged with a fleur-de-lis and the other two with lions passant guardant Argent. Crest: a lion passant holding in his dexter paw a cross-crosslet fitchy Argent. Motto: Libertatem amicitiam retinebis et fidem (Freedom and friendship thou shall preserve, and faith).
Arms of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President, 1801–1809 Shield: Azure a fret and on a chief Gules three leopards' faces Argent. Crest: a lion's head erased Or. Motto: Ab eo libertas a quo spiritus (The one who gives life gives liberty).
James Madison, 4th President, 1809–1817 No arms known.
James Monroe, 5th President, 1817–1825 No arms known.
Arms of John Quincy Adams, 6th President, 1825–1829
Shield: Quarterly: 1st Argent, on a mount Vert a stag trippant toward
a pine tree, in base a codfish naiant on a sea all proper, overall
thirteen stars in annulet Azure (for Adams); 2nd Sable, a fess cotised
between three martlets Or (for Smith); 3rd Gules, seven mascles
conjoined 3, 3, and 1 Or (for Quincy); 4th Gules, six crosses-crosslet
fitchy Argent, on a chief Or three pellets, the center one charged
with a fleur-de-lis and the outer two with lions passant guardant
Andrew Jackson, 7th President, 1829–1837 No arms known.
Arms of Martin van Buren, 8th President, 1837–1841 Shield: per pale Or and Gules, in dexter a greyhound rampant contourny and in sinister two bars embattled-counterembattled, all counterchanged. Crest: a greyhound rampant between two wings, the dexter Gules the sinister Or.
Arms of William Henry Harrison, 9th President, 1841 Shield: Or, on a fess Sable three eagles displayed Or, a crescent Sable for difference. Crest: an eagle's head erased Or.
John Tyler, 10th President, 1841–1845 No arms known.
James Polk, 11th President, 1845–1849 No arms known.
Arms of Zachary Taylor, 12th President,1849–1850 Crest: a naked arm embowed holding an arrow proper. Motto: Consequitur quodcumque petit (seize whatever follows).
Millard Fillmore, 13th President, 1850–1853 No arms known.
Franklin Pierce, 14th President 1853–1857 No arms known.
James Buchanan, 15th President 1857–1861 No arms known.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, 1861–1865 No arms known.
Andrew Johnson, 17th President, 1865–1869 No arms known.
Ulysses Grant, 18th President, 1869–1877 No arms known.
Arms of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President, 1877–1881 Crest: upon an anvil a falcon rising proper. Motto: Recte (Right). Later Additional Motto: Qui patriae optime servit optime servit suis partibus (He serves his party best who serves his country best).
Arms of James A. Garfield, 20th President,1881 Shield: Or, three bars Gules, on a canton Ermine a cross paty Gules. Crest: issuant from a human heart a dexter hand holding a sword proper. Motto: In cruce vinco (In the cross I conquer).
Arms of Chester A. Arthur, 21st President, 1881–1885
Shield: Gules, a chevron
Arms of Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President, 1885–1889 and 1893–1897 Shield: per chevron Sable and Ermine, a chevron engrailed counterchanged. Crest: a demi-old man proper habited Azure, on his head a cap Gules turned up with hair front, holding in his dexter hand a spear, the head Argent, on the top of which is fixed a line proper passing behind him and coiled up in his sinister hand. Motto: Semel et semper (Once and always). Alternative Mottoes: Pro Deo et patria (For God and country); Vincit amor patriae (Love of country conquers).
Arms of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President 1889–1893 Shield: Or, on a fess Sable three eagles displayed Or, a crescent Sable for difference. Crest: an eagle's head erased Or.
William McKinley, 25th President, 1897–1901 No arms known.
Arms of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President, 1901–1909 Shield: Argent, upon a grassy mound a rose bush proper bearing three roses Gules barbed and seeded proper. Crest: three ostrich plumes each per pale Gules and Argent. Motto: Qui plantavit curabit (He who planted will preserve).
William Howard Taft, 27th President 1909–1913 No arms known.
Woodrow Wilson, 28th President, 1913–1921 No arms known.
Warren G. Harding, 29th President, 1921–1923 No arms known.
Arms of Calvin Coolidge, 30th President 1923–1929 Shield: Vert a griffin segreant Or. Crest: a demi-griffin segreant Or. Motto: Virtute et fide (By valor and faith).
Herbert Hoover, 31st President 1929–1933 No arms known.
Arms of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President, 1933–1945 Shield: Argent, three roses one in pale and two in saltire Gules barbed, seeded, slipped, and leaved proper. Crest: three ostrich plumes each per pale Gules and Argent. Motto: Qui plantavit curabit (He who planted will preserve).
Harry Truman, 33rd President, 1945–1953 No arms known.
Arms of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President, 1953–1961, adopted
following his admittance to the
Order of the Elephant
Arms of John F. Kennedy, 35th President, 1961–1963, granted by the
Arms of Lyndon Johnson, 36th President, 1963–1969
Shield: Azure, on a saltire Gules fimbriated
Richard Nixon, 37th President, 1969–1974 No arms known.
Gerald Ford, 38th President, 1974–1977 No arms known.
Jimmy Carter, 39th President, 1977–1981. No arms known.
Arms of Ronald Reagan, 40th President, 1981–1989.
Shield: Or, a Bear rampant Sable armed and langued Gules holding
between its forepaws a star Argent, on a chief Sable standing upon a
ducal coronet Or a falcon wings displayed and inverted
George H. W. Bush, 41st President 1989–1993 No arms known.
Arms of Bill Clinton, 42nd President 1993–2001. Granted by the Chief
George W. Bush, 43rd President, 2001–2009 No arms known.
Barack Obama, 44th President, 2009–2017 No arms known.
Arms of Donald Trump, 45th President, 2017–present. No arms known.
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Officers and officials
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Conventional elements of coats of arms
Escutcheon Chief Field (Tincture) Division Supporter Supporter Slogan (battle cry) Crest Torse Mantling Helmet/Galero Crown/Coronet Compartment Order Ordinaries Charges Motto Dexter Sinister (right) (left)
Types of coats of arms
National coat of arms Ecclesiastical heraldry Burgher arms Civic heraldry Canting arms Attributed arms
Charge Chief Lines Ordinary Augmentation of honour Cadency Marshalling
Pale Bar Bend Bordure Canton Chevron Cross Fess Flaunch Gyron Label Lozenge Orle Pall Roundel Saltire
Bear Boar Bull/Ox Dog/Hound Camelopard (giraffe) Hind/Stag (deer) Kangaroo Leopard Lion Wolf
Cock Dove Eagle Martlet Pelican Rook
Dolphin Ged Seahorse Lucy (esox) Scallop
Allocamelus Alphyn Basilisk Biscione Chollima Cockatrice Dragon Enfield Garuda Griffin/Keythong Harpy Konrul Lampago Lindworm Manticore Mermaid Pantheon Panther Pegasus Phoenix Salamander Hippocampus Hippogriff Sea-lion Turul Tyger Unicorn Wyvern Yale
Bat Bee Crapaudy (toad) Emmet (ant) Serpent
Bourchier knot Bowen knot Cavendish knot Dacre knot Harrington knot Hastings knot Heneage knot Hinckaert knot Hungerford knot Lacy knot Medici knot Morvillier knot Ormonde knot Savoy knot Shakespeare knot Stafford knot Trafford knot Tristram knot Wake knot
Tinctures Rules Tricking Hatching
Gules (red) Sable (black) Azure (blue) Vert (green) Purpure (purple)
Erminois Erminites Pean
Bleu-celeste Carnation Cendrée Orange Rose
Crowns and coronets Crest Compartment Helmet Mantling Motto Supporter Torse Mantle and pavilion
List of oldest heraldry
1 Non-traditional, rarely used traditions in italic (typically
regional or modern, considered unheraldic by some)