Tough Presidential Trivia

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

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