Biographies of our country's presidents brim with illustrious pedigrees of men bestowed with Phi Beta Kappa awards, elite degrees, and high-powered careers. In fact, 25 of the 44 US presidents boasted professions as lawyers before they began their careers in politics, two served as president of Ivy League schools, and one famously graced the silver screen. But before they set out upon the road to greatness, they were just like people we know: lifeguarding at the local park, dishing out ice cream scoops at Baskin-Robbins, and working at the family-owned grocery store. Curious who these average Joes are? Check out this slideshow!