Tough Presidential Trivia

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Suffered heart attack, stroke, and aneurysm in first 5 years in office
Died of cholera after 3 months out of office
Switched to the other major party at age of 51 years old
Slept in chair for most of childhood due to severe asthma
First president born outside contiguous U.S.
Likely suffered from the paralyzing Guillain-Barré Syndrome
He and his wife sometimes spoke in Chinese at events to prevent the guests from eavesdropping
Attended Hampden-Sydney College (Class of 1791), but did not graduate
Served two full terms and issued zero vetoes
Only patent holder to become President
Nickname Old Kinderhook possible source of expression O.K.
Second longest lived signer of the Declaration of Independence
Niece Harriet Lane served as First Lady
Wife was unofficial acting president after he suffered a stroke and wouldn't resign
Birth name was Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
Widely believed to have been inaugurated while drunk
Married same woman twice (her divorce hadn't been finalized)
Suffered from Addison's disease
Ran after presidency with the Know Nothing Party; won only Maryland
Rarely went to bed before 2 A.M. in early presidency, often taking walks after midnight
First president born in a hospital
Last president to have been born or died on July 4
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Issued 584 vetoes
Barbara Bush was his 4th cousin 4 times removed
Only President to appoint a former President to the Supreme Court
First V.P. since Van Buren to immediately succeed to presidency by election
Nicknamed 'Landslide' after a highly contested 87-vote Senatorial primary victory
Only president with an M.B.A.
Lived last years on Montpelier (in Virginia, not Vermont)
Wife Ida had bad case of epilepsy and often sat next to husband instead of across the table
Last president not to go to college
Wife refused to serve alcohol at social functions
Last president with facial hair
Proposed to wife after one date
Attempt at third term fell to Garfield
Second inaugural address still shortest inaugural address ever
Never voted, even in own election
First President with electric lights in the White House, though he and his wife were afraid of electrocution and rarely used them
Impressed friends by writing in Greek and Latin simultaneously
Born last name Blythe, he took stepfather's last name at age 14
First President to later serve in Congress
Won 99.6% of electoral vote in reelection
Had 15 children, most of any president

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