The 11 Most Clever Secret Service Code Names for U.S. Presidents
Can you guess who Rawhide, Eagle, and Searchlight are?
This Secret Service code name belonged to the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. The code name was a result of his love of ranching and his appearance as an actor in numerous westerners before he got involved in politics. You probably didn’t know these surprising talents of U.S. presidents.
Dwight Eisenhower was given the code name Providence when he came into office in 1953. After he retired, he was known as Scorecard because of his love for golf.
Volunteer was the code name for president Lyndon B. Johnson. No one knows the origin of it, but it’s not very fitting considering he didn’t exactly volunteer to be president after Kennedy’s assassination.
Eagle is the code name for former president Bill Clinton. When he was getting ready to take office, the Secret Service assigned everyone in his family a code name beginning with the letter E. Former first lady Hillary Clinton was given the name Evergreen.
The next Bush that entered the White House, George W. Bush, has the Secret Service code name Trailblazer. When he was the son of a sitting president though, he was given the name Tumbler.
Barack Obama chose this codename after the Secret Service presented him with a list of names starting with R that he could choose from. Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama also have codenames that start with the letter R: Michelle is Renaissance, Malia is Radiance, and Sasha is Rosebud. Next, learn which presidential “facts” are simply not true.