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Which was the only president to ever kill a man in a duel?
Andrew Jackson, 7th U.S. president, dueled with Charles Dickinson after he insulted Jackson's marriage. Jackson let his opponent fire first, giving himself time to take aim. Jackson took a bullet in the chest and, without flinching, calmly killed his man.
Which energy conscious President took the time to turn lights out in the White House?
Lyndon Baines Johnson used to go through the White House at night turning lights off that were not needed. He did not want to waste the taxpayers money.
Which President had a sweet tooth for jelly beans?
President Reagan loved jelly beans and used to keep a bowl of them on his desk.
Who was the tallest president?
Abraham Lincoln was six feet four inches tall.
Which President was afraid of electricity?
Benjamin Harrison was so afraid of electric lights that he used to have White House staff turn them on and off.
Which president lost all the White House china?
Warren G. Harding once lost all the White House china gambling, on one hand of cards.
Which President was the ‘Teddy Bear’ named after?
President Theodore Roosevelt
Which President was a cheerleader in prep school?
President, George W. Bush Jr. was head cheerleader at Phillips Academy, a prep school in Andover, Massachusetts, where his father had been a legendary student leader and athlete.
Who served as President for the longest?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only President elected to four terms (1933-1945).
Which president got a million dollar birthday present from his father?
John F. Kennedy received $1,000,000 when he turned twenty-one. (Each of his nine brothers and sisters got a million dollars too!)
Which President had an Oversized tub installed in the Whitehouse?
William Taft, 27th President of the United States, weighed more than 300 pounds and had a special oversized bathtub installed in the White House.
Which President was never elected?
President Ford was the only President not elected as President or Vice President. He was appointed Vice President by President Richard Nixon and then became President when Richard Nixon resigned.
Which President was the captain of the baseball team at Yale?
George Bush Sr. was the captain of the baseball team at Yale University.
Which President had ‘Bubba’ for a nickname?
Bill Clinton as a child growing up in Arkansas was called Bubba.
What use did President Abraham Lincoln get out of his hat?
Often depicted wearing a tall black stovepipe hat, Abraham Lincoln carried letters, bills, and notes in his hat.
Which President didn’t like he word ‘HUG’?
President Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant, but he changed his name because he did not like his monogram, HUG.
Which President turned down offers to play for the NFL?
President Gerald Ford turned down offers to play professional football for the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions.
Which president was known for his ‘wild swing’?
Spectators had to watch carefully because President Gerald Ford was know for conking people on the head with his wild shots.
Which President saved 77 people as a lifeguard?
Future President Ronald Reagan rescued 77 people from drowning at a riverside beach near Dixon, Illinois.
Who was the only president to get a speeding ticket?
Ulysses S. Grant was arrested for speeding while driving a horse and buggy in Washington, DC. He had to pay a fine of $20.00 and walk back to the White House.
Which President was known for his ‘creative golf math’?
An avid golfer, President Bill Clinton was infamous for taking a high number of "mulligans," or "do-overs" while playing. The only Rhodes-scholar president also developed a reputation for creative math skills in tallying his score; according to one report, Clinton once took some 200 swings to record a score of 82.
Who was the first president that unmarried when elected to office?
James Buchanan, 15th U.S. President and the first unmarried man to be elected president, reportedly took great pride in his tiny feet, although he was a large robust man.