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Presidential Fun Facts

★* * ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ PRESIDENTIAL FUN FACTS Did you know that one of our presidents owned a pygmy hippo? Or that the White House was once a high school prom venue for a very lucky first daughter? Some of our presidents' backgrounds really stand out anong the rest! Check out these fun facts about America's leaders throughout history... FAMILY Six presidents never William Henry Harrison had children: had ten children. (6 boys/4 girls) No president has George Washington James Madison Andrew Jackson James Polk James Buchanan Warren Harding James Buchanan ever been an never married. John Tyler had fifteen children. (8 boys/7 girls) only child. BIRTH STATES OF PRESIDENTS GROWING OLDER North Carolina e California O Nebraska 0 Virginia 8 Ohio O Illinois 0 The youngest person to be elected to office was John F. Kennedy (43), but the youngest person to assume office was Theodore Roosevelt (42). Texas 2 Connecticut 1 Iowa 0 New Hampshire 0 Vermont e Georgia O Hawaii 0 Massachusetts O Kentucky 0 New Jersey O New York O Arkansas 0 Missouri 0 Pennsylvania O South Carolina 0 34 presidents were age 50 or older at the time of their inauguration. John Adams Sr. died on the same day as Thomas Jefferson, on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independance (July 4th, 1826). Monroe died on the 4th of July five years later. 0 = number of presidents born in that state FIRST PETS Calvin Coolidge's collection of pets resembled a small zoo. He had: 1 Donkey 2 Lion Cubs 1 Antelope 1 Black Bear 1 Pygmy Hippo* 12 Dogs 2 Raccoons 2 Canaries 1 Goose 1 Bobcat 1 Cat 1 Wallaby *Calvin Coolidge's Pygmy hippo was responsible for propagating the entire population of pygmy hippos in North America. Theodore Roosevelt also had a love for strange animals. He had: 9 Dogs 1 Garter Snake 1 Pig 1 Badger 1 Rat 5 Guinea Pigs 1 Hen 1 Macaw 1 One-legged 2 Cats 2 Ponies Rooster PRESIDENTIAL PARTIES JAMES (8888 ***** 38/43 Presidents held an elected government position prior to becoming the President. Zachary Tyler, Ulysses S. Grant, William Taft, Herbert Hoover, and Dwight Eisenhower are the only presidents who did not hold an elected government position before None (1)* *George Washington was the only president to not belong to a political party Six presidents were named James: Federalist (1) Madison Buchanan War Union (1) Monroe - Garfield – Polk - Carter Democratic Republican (4) becoming president. Whig (4) Republican (18) O.K. 32/43 Presidents have The phrase "OK" came to be because of Martin Van Buren, who was from had experience in the military. George H. W. Bush survived four plane crashes in WWII. Democrat (14) Kinderhook, NY. He was known as Old Kinderhook (O.K.) during his campaign and the phrase came to mean "satisfactory" or "alright." William Henry Harrison was president for only 31 days before he died from pneumonia. Van Buren was the first RAP president to be born an American Citizen, all those before him were citizens of the British Colonies. Ulysses S. Grant was once fined $20 for speeding in his horse and carriage. Grover Cleveland was the only president to ever serve 2 non-consecutive terms. PROM Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to use the telephone... his phone number was 1. TERM TERM Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only president to serve more than 2 terms in office. Gerald Ford held his daughter's high-school prom in the White House. TERM TERM TERM SOURCES President Illustrations care of J.J. McÇullough at html Presidents of the United States_by_other_elected_offices_held of_the_United_States_by_place_of_birth#By_state_of_birth TeFinder College

Presidential Fun Facts

shared by JennBoh on Jan 24
Have you ever wondered what US Presidents were really like, beyond what we've learned in history classes? Read on to find out some fun facts you may have never known about our Commanders-in-Chief!


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