List of Fictional United States Presidents G–M - L

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Charles W. La Follette

  • President in Settling Accounts: Return Engagement through Settling Accounts: In at the Death
  • Socialist VP who is sworn in as president in 1942 after incumbent Al Smith is killed by Confederate bombers during a World War II analog.
  • It was initially presumed that this character was the historical Charles M. La Follette of Indiana, but the revelation that his middle initial is "W" and that he is from Wisconsin suggests that he is a fictional analog.

President Aaron Lake

  • President in: The Brethren by John Grisham
  • Lake wins by a landslide after a campaign initiated and maintained by the CIA.

President Hank Landry

  • President in: Stargate SG-1 episode "The Road Not Taken".
  • President in an alternate universe, Landry reveals the existence of the Stargate to the world and as a result is forced to declare martial law and cancel all elections.
  • Played by: Beau Bridges

Booker T. Langford

  • President in: Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham.
  • First African-American President, has to consider whether or not to let five Southern majority African-American states secede from the United States.
  • Presides over USA devastated by collapse of the dollar, near end of American domestic oil production, and the severe curtailment of oil imports to the United States
  • Calls for peace and time to prove that the United States did not produce the nuclear weapons Israel used to attack Syria, Jordan, and Egypt, after Tel Aviv's water supply was contaminated with BW agents.
  • Either killed or out of contact during the surprise Sino-Soviet nuclear attack on America and replaced by James McCracken, acting President, who, from an undisclosed location (probably a bunker, Raven's Rock, Mount Weather, or the like) launches the retaliatory strikes against the USSR and mainland China.

President Langley

  • President in: "Bookworm, Run" (short story, Vernor Vinge, 1965; anthologized in The Complete Stories of Vernor Vinge, 2001)

Sally Langston

  • President in: Scandal
  • Assumed office under 25th Amendment after assassination attempt on Fitzgerald Grant left him in critical condition.

President (Helen) Lasker

  • President in: Contact (novel, Carl Sagan, 1985)
  • A two-term (1993–2001) female President who deals with the ramifications of alien contact. In the film adaptation (Contact, 1997, dir: Robert Zemeckis), she was replaced by real-life President Bill Clinton, from authentic and slightly "doctored" archive footage of press conferences, meetings and TV appearances edited in such a way as to present fictional events. (Name "Helen" appears only in a Beta Version of the screenplay).

President Owen Lassiter

  • President in: The West Wing (television)
  • Mentioned only in one episode, Lassiter is a native of California, has a presidential library, was married and is presently deceased. Possibly resembles Ronald Reagan.
  • In his Oval Office, President Lassiter had jars of sand and soil from land wherever American soldiers died. In the twilight of his life, he wrote an essay titled "The Need for an American Empire" to President Bartlet calling for opposition of Islamic fundamentalism.
  • Toby Ziegler blames Lassiter for "anointing the regimes that haunt us today"
  • Party: Republican

President Paul James Latimer

  • President in: Panorama Mundial (1984) - WIPR-TV futurist documentary
  • Elected 1996 or 2000
  • Admits Puerto Rico and United States Virgin Islands into the United States as the 51st State in 2002

President Jason Law

  • President in the novel Rubicon One, a 1980s novel by Dennis Jones.
  • Orders U.S. Naval Aircraft to intercept an Israeli Air Force strike to prevent World War Three.

President Joe Lawton

  • President in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, based on George W. Bush
  • Son of a former president

President Lenny Leonard

  • President in: The Simpsons - "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace" episode
  • Former Springfield Nuclear Power Plant employee.
  • Homer: "Marge, whatever happens, promise me you won't vote for Lenny."

President Howard Lewis

  • President in Salt, a 2010 Motion Picture.
  • President Lewis eulogised his deceased Vice President Maxwell Oates when the Russian President Medveyev was the victim of an assassination attempt by Evelyn Salt, a supposed Russian sleeper agent
  • With the US accused of killing Medveyev and threatened attacks, Lewis was evacuated to his bunker where another Russian sleeper, Ted Winter, the CIA's Russian section chief assassinated his senior staff and hijacked the US nuclear arsenal
  • Salt stopped Winter from starting a nuclear war and was taken to hospital for his wounds, later recovering
  • In an alternate ending to the film, Lewis is instead killed in the bunker by Winter and his replacement, Speaker of the House Joseph Stephens is hinted to be another sleeper agent.
  • Played by Hunt Block

President Liedermann

  • President in The Stone Dogs by S.M. Stirling.
  • Died in office in 1991.
  • Party: Republican.

President Limbaugh

  • President in: the novel Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace
  • Presumably right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh.
  • Wallace's novel is set in the near future (relative to its 1996 publication); Limbaugh is referred to as "recently assassinated."

President Lindberg

  • President in: The Fifth Element
  • President of the United Federated Territories.
  • In the year 2263, Earth was threatened with destruction by the Ultimate Evil. After foolishly ordering a battleship to fire on the Evil (which destroyed the ship with all hands on board), Lindberg ordered Major Korben Dallas to find the five elements that would destroy the Evil (which he was able to do seconds before Earth would have been destroyed).
  • Played by: Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.

President Manfred Link

  • President in: First Family
  • His wife was considered to be a drunk.
  • The First Daughter was alleged to be a nymphomaniac.
  • His administration consisted of Vice President Shockley, Presidential Assistant Feebleman, and Press Secretary Bunthorne.
  • Played by: Bob Newhart

President Abraham Linkidd

  • President in: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew
  • Former president of the United Species of America (presumably serving the same term as his real world counterpart, Abraham Lincoln, from 1861–1865); a goat.
  • Memorialized in Earth-C's version of Washington DC in the Linkidd Memorial.
  • Party: Presumably Republican, or the party's Earth-C equivalent.

President Walter Nathaniel Livingston

  • President in the book Arc Light by Eric L. Harry (1994)
  • From New York
  • President during the Russian invasion of China. When Russia plans to use tactical nuclear weapons to end the war, the Russians inform the U.S. to prevent an accident nuclear exchange.
  • Is impeached for warning the Chinese which caused the strike against the U.S., and not gaining a commitment from the Russian for the removal of their nuclear weapons.
  • Removed from office, and replaced with Vice President Paul Steven Constanzo.
  • Party: Democratic

President Bradford Gregory Lockridge

  • President in the 1971 Novel "Power Play" by Tim Culver.
  • Was a Congressman, and later Senator from Pennsylvania.
  • Was President in the mid-1960s, served one term and failed to get re-elected.
  • Went insane, and his attempt to defect to China was stopped by his family who convinced his he was in China.

President Bedford Forrest Lockwood

  • President in the novels The Better Angels (1979) and Shelley's Heart (1995) by Charles McCarry
  • Was from Kentucky, and served from 1993-1997 (The Better Angels) or 2001-2005 (Shelley's Heart).
  • Defeated President Franklin Douglass Mallory, and ran against him four years later.
  • Impeached for his ordering the assassination of King Ibn Awad, an Arab Monarch who was about to hand over two nuclear weapons to the terrorist group Eye of Gaza.
  • Resigned after learning his chief of staff Julian Hubbard had his intelligence agent half brother Horace manipulate the computer returns giving Lockwood the election.
  • Party: Democrat

President John Lockwood

  • President in: Wrong Is Right
  • Played by: George Grizzard
  • His Vice President is Mrs. Ford (Rosalind Cash), an African-American woman.
  • Sarcastically nicknamed "Honest John" by his rival, Franklin Mallory (Leslie Nielsen)

President Charles Logan

  • President in: 24 (2006–2007)
  • Played by: Gregory Itzin
  • Cabinet unanimously invoked the 25th Amendment after President Keeler is hospitalized following an attack on Air Force One. This is the second time the amendment has been invoked in the series, but the previous vote was strongly divided and was not executed legally.
  • Eighteen months after being sworn in, he is still President (Keeler's fate is unknown) and signs a strategic defense treaty with the Russian President. Logan views this as the crowning achievement of his time in office, though the day is marred by the assassination of former President David Palmer and the threat of European terrorists releasing nerve gas on U.S. soil. He reinstates former CTU agent Jack Bauer to active duty after Bauer exposes Logan's chief of staff Walt Cummings' involvement in both. It is later revealed that Logan was one of the principal instigators of the day's events.
  • He was later stabbed by his wife, Martha Logan (played by Jean Smart), rupturing one of his main arteries. He survived the attack. Later went on to advise President Taylor and attempted suicide but is thought to have survived.
  • Party: Republican

President Eugene Lorio

  • President in: Jack & Bobby
  • Played by: Paul Sorvino
  • His son died while serving in the War of the Americas.
  • Elected as a Democrat in 2036, he says in a 2049 interview (as part of a documentary in the series' flash-forward) that he knew, going into the final debate of the 2040 campaign, that he would lose to either Republican candidate Dennis Morganthal or independent candidate Robert McCallister. This indicates he was an unpopular President, but the show never revealed why.
  • Party: Democratic

President Furbish Lousewart

  • One of the many presidents in Robert Anton Wilson's Schrödinger's Cat trilogy
  • Author of Unsafe Wherever You Go
  • Anti-technological Luddite
  • Accidentally started World War III after mass arrests of suspected radicals
  • Based at least in part on real-life third party Presidential candidate Ralph Nader, author of Unsafe at Any Speed, whose policies Wilson dislikes; Nader's first run for president had not yet occurred when RAW wrote these books. Named after an endangered plant species, Furbish's Lousewort.
  • Party: People's Ecology Party

President Alexander Joseph Luthor

  • President in the DC Universe
  • Impeached for the use of the illegal supersteroid Venom, the theft and use of an Apokyliptian Battle Suit, and the attempted murder of Superman and Batman. Succeeded by Vice-President Pete Ross
  • Party: Tomorrow Party

President Jordan Lyman

  • President in: Seven Days in May
  • President Lyman was unpopular and controversial due to Republican opposition to a controversial arms control treaty with the Soviet Union, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff go as far as making a meticulously planned attempt at a coup d'etat. Lyman, in the beginning depicted as rather mediocre and uncertain of himself, grows in the course of the book to exhibit the leadership needed for such an unprecedented crisis, and manages not only to foil the coup but also neatly defuse the crisis without leaving a traumatic imprint. Lyman is mentioned as being from Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Played by: Fredric March
  • Party: Democratic

President Jeffrey Lynch

  • President in: Shadowrun Role-Playing Game
  • 42nd US President
  • Served two consecutive terms: 1993-1997 and 1997–2001
  • Defeated by Martin Hunt in the 2000 elections

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