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PE President Elect
PREVIOUS TRIVIA OF THE WEEK

Over 20% of the 42 presidents did not attend college! (George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, Harry Truman)

Abraham Lincoln won the presidency in 1860 even though he wasn't on the ballot in 9 states representing 1/5 of the electoral vote!

Grover Cleveland hanged two murderers when he served as public executioner of Oneida County NY.

In 1912, Woodrow Wilson defeated two presidents in one election - incumbent President William Howard Taft, and former President Theodore Roosevelt.

In 1933, for the first time in history, all the members of the Electoral College were invited to a presidential inauguration (to witness Franklin Roosevelt take the oath of office).

November 7, 1848, was the day of the first national election held on the same day in every state. Zachary Taylor was elected president

John Tyler was the first vice president to take office after the death of a president, earning him the nickname "His Accidency".

At 28, James Buchanan was engaged to be married. Because of untrue rumors, his fiancée broke off the engagement. She would die young. A heart-broken and grief-stricken Buchanan vowed never to marry, and to this day is the only president to remain a batchelor his entire life.

William Henry Harrison was born in Charles City County, Virginia in 1773. His vice president, John Tyler, was born in the same county in 1790.

To suppliment his income as a lawyer, Gerald Ford worked as a model, and actually appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan in 1942.

Not old enough to vote himself, a nineteen year old Grover Cleveland worked on Democrat James Buchanan's successful bid for president in 1856. Cleveland probably would have been shocked at the time to learn that the next Democrat to win the White House would be himself, 28 years later in 1884!

In 1925, Calvin Coolidge became the first president to be sworn in by a former president, Chief Justice William Howard Taft.










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