Five Teetotalers in the White House
William Henry Harrison (1841): Even though Harrison was a teetotaler, the Whigs ran a campaign handing out bottles of hard cider to promote him as a man of the people.
Millard Filmore (1850-1853): While a letter he wrote about his teenage years talked about “raffling, whiskey drinking and turkey shooting,” Filmore became teetotal later in life.
Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881): Abstained from alcohol, with Lemonade Lucy at his side.
William Howard Taft (1909-1913): While he consumed eight-course breakfasts, Taft stopped even his occasional use of alcohol in 1906. He was, however, a gracious host and even encouraged others to have a drink when at the White House.
George W. Bush (2001-present): Arrested for disorderly conduct in 1966 and for DWI in 1976, says he stopped drinking in 1986 after celebrating his 40th birthday.