LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Presidential visits to the Las Vegas valley have happened for 78 years.

Presidential visits to Southern Nevada began in 1935 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Boulder Dam (later renamed Hoover Dam in 1947) through the present day when current President Joe Biden attended and spoke at former Senator Harry Reid’s memorial service.

On this President’s Day, below is a list of just some of the VIP Presidential visits to Las Vegas, the valley, and Southern Nevada through the years.

Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945

President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his dedication speech to a crowd at the Boulder Dam dedication ceremony – renamed Hoover Dam in 1947. Sept. 30, 1935 (Image: UNLV Digital Collections)

Harry S. Truman 1945-1593

Harry Truman at a Las Vegas Legionnaires convention in1962. (Photo: UNLV Digital Collections)

Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961

Dwight D. Eisenhower and Louis R. Douglass at Hoover Dam. June 22, 1952 (Photo U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

John F. Kennedy 1961-1963

Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969

Richard Nixon 1969-1974

John Gleason (left) the National Director of the Boys Clubs of America, President Richard Nixon (center) and Mayor of North Las Vegas William Taylor in Las Vegas. (Photo: UNLV Digital Collections)

Gerald Ford 1974-1977

President Gerald Ford speaking from the podium at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1988. (Photo: UNLV Digital Collections)

Jimmy Carter 1977-1981

U.S. Senator from Nevada Howard Cannon welcomes President Jimmy Carter to Las Vegas to campaign in 1976. (Photo: UNLV Digital Collections)

Ronald Reagan 1981-1989

President Ronald Reagan and candidate for Nevada Assembly Nancy Bogan and Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt in Pahrump, Nev. July 1980 (Photo: UNLV Digital Collections)

George H.W. Bush 1989-1993

Vice President George H.W. Bush shakes hands with an unidentified supporter in Las Vegas during his 1980 presidential campaign. (Photo: UNLV Digital Collections)

Bill Clinton 1993-2001

Hispanic community activists greeted President Bill Clinton upon the President’s arrival in Las Vegas on April 2, 2000. (Photo: The National Archive)

George W. Bush 2001-2009

Barack Obama 2009-2017

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on college affordability at Cox Pavilion at the University of Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 7, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Donald Trump 2017-2021

Joe Biden 2021-Current President

Joe Biden
President Joe Biden speaks during a memorial service for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, on Jan. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/John Locher)