Each February Americans remember the achievements of two of the nation’s greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Here are some tidbits about the rest of them:
- BARACK OBAMA is the 44th US president, but there actually have only been 43 presidents: Cleveland was elected for two nonconsecutive terms and is counted twice, as the 22nd and 24th president of the US.
- EIGHT PRESIDENTS were born British subjects: Washington, J. Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, J. Q. Adams, Jackson and W. Harrison.
- EIGHT PRESIDENTS never attended college: Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A. Johnson and Cleveland.
- THE COLLEGE that has the most presidents as alumni (seven in total) is Harvard: J. Adams, J. Q. Adams, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, J. F. Kennedy and George W. Bush all went there.
- EIGHTEEN PRESIDENTS are “Washington Outsiders” (they never served in Congress): Washington, J. Adams, Jefferson, Taylor, Grant, Arthur, Cleveland, T. Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Coolidge, Hoover, F. Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and G. W. Bush.
- THE MOST COMMON religion among presidents has been Episcopalian, followed by Presbyterian.
- THE ANCESTRY of all 44 presidents is limited to the following heritages, or some combination of: Dutch, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Swiss, German and Africian.
- THE OLDEST president inaugurated was Reagan (age 69); the youngest was Kennedy (age 43). But Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest man to become president. He was 42 when he succeeded McKinley, who had been assassinated.
- THE TALLEST president was Lincoln at 6’4″; at 5’4″, Madison was the shortest.
- FOURTEEN PRESIDENTS served as vice-presidents: J. Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren, Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur, T. Roosevelt, Coolidge, Truman, Nixon, L. Johnson, Ford and George Bush.
- THE TERM FIRST LADY was used first in 1849 when President Zachary Taylor called Dolley Madison “First Lady” at her state funeral.
- JAMES BUCHANAN was the only president never to marry.
- SIX PRESIDENTS had no children. Tyler had the most kids – 15!
What does this have to do with Affiliate Marketing? Absolutely nothing….Happy President’s Day!