Josiah Bartlet Presidential Library
 
Four United States Presidents have won the Nobel Prize: Theodore Roosevelt; Josiah Bartlet; Jimmy Carter; Barack Obama. 

Presidents Roosevelt, Carter, and Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize.  Roosevelt and Obama won the prize while serving in the Oval Office.  Carter won in his post-presidency.

Josiah Bartlet won the Nobel Prize in Economic Science before he was elected President making him the only Nobel Prize winner to be elected President.

Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his work in the negotiations that led to the Treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.  This made him the first American to win a Nobel Prize in any of the categories.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1979 was awarded jointly to Josiah Bartlet of the United States and Yosh Takahashi of Japan "for their fundamental contributions to the economic theory of development."  Bartlet published his Nobel Prize winning work in a book entitled Theory and Practice of Macroeconomics in Developing Countries.

The Nobel Peace Prize 2002 was awarded to Jimmy Carter "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development".

The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 was awarded to Barack H. Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".

-- Martin, Resident Historian
 


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