J & M Presidential History

William Dudley, an immigrant shoemaker, established his footwear business in the basement of his Newark, New Jersey, home in 1850. That year he offered to craft a pair of shoes for President Millard Fillmore. The President graciously accepted, and a tradition was born.

At Johnston & Murphy, we’ve proudly honored that tradition for more than 150 years. Today, our brand is still synonymous with fine craftsmanship and elegant style, but we’ve also changed with the times. Our men’s collection offers a broad range of products including footwear, apparel, outerwear, luggage and other accessories. Introduced in 2008, our women’s line consists of footwear, handbags and other accessories. The women’s line will allow us to carry on our tradition of handcrafting presidential footwear for every president to come, male and female alike.

Johnston & Murphy is a purveyor of style, committed to the quality, craftsmanship and innovation that set the standards for men and women everywhere—from CEOs to Commanders in Chief

Johnston & Murphy’s Presidential History

1850 Millard Fillmore
1853 Franklin Pierce
1857 James Buchanan
1861 Abraham Lincoln
1865 Andrew Johnson
1869 Ulysses S. Grant
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes
1881 James A. Garfield
1881 Chester A. Arthur
1885 Grover Cleveland
1889 Benjamin Harrison
1897 William B. McKinley
1901 Theodore Roosevelt
1909 William Howard Taft
1913 Woodrow Wilson

1921 Warren G. Harding
1923 Calvin Coolidge
1929 Herbert Hoover
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt
1945 Harry S. Truman
1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower
1961 John F. Kennedy
1963 Lyndon B. Johnson
1969 Richard Nixon
1974 Gerald Ford
1977 Jimmy Carter
1981 Ronald Reagan
1989 George H.W. Bush
1993 Bill Clinton
2001 George W. Bush
2009 Barack Obama