On January 20, 1977, James Earl Carter Junior, a.k.a. Jimmy Carter, was inaugurated as the 39th US president following the Watergate scandal propelling the Democratic Party to win against the Republican Party. This Democrat president was first known by the codename “Dasher,” but it was changed to “Deacon” or “Lockmaster.” However, Carter was more known by his Secret Service code name, “Deacon,” which was more than appropriate for this president.
Carter was a devout Baptist, and even during his time in office as president, he still took Sunday mornings off to teach at Sunday School. Surely, as president of the USA, he would have been excused from his church duties, but that was how devout Carter truly was. Thus, he earned the code name “Deacon.”
George W. Bush
During his father’s time as president, George W. Bush, or George Bush Junior, was known by the Secret Service code name “Tumbler.” Apparently, George Bush Junior was not completely thrilled with this code name because when he came to office on January 20, 2001, he had his code name changed to “Trailblazer.” Definitely, “Trailblazer” has more of an edge to it than “Tumbler.”
And the public will definitely take a president with the code name “Trailblazer” more seriously, but we want to know why the Junior Bush was initially called “Tumbler.” Did he perhaps have a preference for drinking whiskey from a tumbler? Or perhaps, he was a bit shaky on his legs after too many sips of whiskey. We’re sure there is an interesting backstory to this one.
We do not know what code name was given to Woodrow Wilson, but we know the code name given to his second wife. Just so we are on the same page, Woodrow Wilson was the 28th US president and the president of America during World War One. During the War, Wilson suffered a personal loss after his first wife, Ellen, was diagnosed with Bright’s disease.
It eventually took her life. Wilson would fall in love again and with the much younger Edith Bolling Galt. The new first lady would be given the code name “Grandma” as the president believed his second marriage would not be welcomed by the public, so he went for the least appealing name possible for his new wife.
Technically, Cheney has never been president of the USA. Nor has he belonged to a presidential family, but as the 46th vice president of the nation, he earns a spot on this list. Especially because he, too, was given a Secret Service code name. Under former President George Bush, Dick Cheney rose to the position of 46th vice president and has since those days become one of the most famous and powerful vice presidents.
When Cheney was not busy performing political duties, he enjoyed a spot of fishing. In fact, it was Cheney’s passion for fishing that earned him the Secret Service code name “Angler.” This code name may have also been meant tongue-in-cheek as Cheney was definitely known for being one of the most determined vice presidents.
Life was not kind to this former first lady. For most of her life, the tragedy of her husband’s death became an enduring mystery, initiating a longest-spanning investigation and subsequent conspiracy theories. But for a brief period, Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis, or simply Jackie Kennedy, had been married to JFK for a decade.
In fact, it was her marriage to JFK that later earned her the Secret Service code name “Lace.” The two were married in Rhode Island, and as the bride was donned in lace, Jackie Kennedy seemed destined for the code name. Lace actually was a favorite of the later, former first lady as she was often photographed wearing lace at important events, making it easy for the Secret Service to assign her a code name.