Who was the most conservative Democrat to ever serve as President?

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Going back only a few decades, Lyndon Johnson would be considered a conservative "Dixiecrat" running a close second would be Clinton in his domestic policies. What is considered Liberal or conservative today may not be the case even 50 years ago. Many historians agree that Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt would be conservative Democrats by today's standards. Despite the banner waving of the Republican Party.
One trick for definition is seeing the U.S. as a human body: A conservative thinks 100 years ahead and tries to save as much of the healthy body as possible. If the foot needs to be cut off to save the body, cut away.
A liberal thinks 20 years ahead and will try to save every part of the body without exception. Not bad thinking if you're the foot.
Unfortunately that definition does not always apply. As republicans and democrats alike enjoy the instant gratification that goes hand and hand with re-election. For example some conservatives neglect the environment as the price of progress, and some liberals tout the environment in the face of progress. It's not always black and white.
Depends what you mean by "conservative".
If it means pro-business and favouring employers over unions, then probably Grover Cleveland.

John F. Kennedy. His presidency was short lived but he gave the largest tax cut in history, had a strong policy against communism, favored a hand up instead of hand outs when it came to welfare and embraced American exceptionalism with the likes of sending man to the moon.
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