Tough Presidential Trivia

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Switched to the other major party at age of 51 years old
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
Won 99.6% of electoral vote in reelection
Attempt at third term fell to Garfield
First President to later serve in Congress
Last president to have been born or died on July 4
Proposed to wife after one date
Issued 584 vetoes
First president born outside contiguous U.S.
Birth name was Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
Suffered from Addison's disease
First president born in a hospital
Married same woman twice (her divorce hadn't been finalized)
Born last name Blythe, he took stepfather's last name at age 14
Likely suffered from the paralyzing Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Had 15 children, most of any president
He and his wife sometimes spoke in Chinese at events to prevent the guests from eavesdropping
Last president not to go to college
Only patent holder to become President
Only President to appoint a former President to the Supreme Court
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Last president with facial hair
Nicknamed 'Landslide' after a highly contested 87-vote Senatorial primary victory
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
Wife refused to serve alcohol at social functions
Nickname Old Kinderhook possible source of expression O.K.
Suffered heart attack, stroke, and aneurysm in first 5 years in office
Lived last years on Montpelier (in Virginia, not Vermont)
First V.P. since Van Buren to immediately succeed to presidency by election
Wife was unofficial acting president after he suffered a stroke and wouldn't resign
Attended Hampden-Sydney College (Class of 1791), but did not graduate
Widely believed to have been inaugurated while drunk
Only president with an M.B.A.
Died of cholera after 3 months out of office
Never voted, even in own election
Impressed friends by writing in Greek and Latin simultaneously
Served two full terms and issued zero vetoes
Barbara Bush was his 4th cousin 4 times removed
Second inaugural address still shortest inaugural address ever
Second longest lived signer of the Declaration of Independence
Slept in chair for most of childhood due to severe asthma

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Created May 4, 2010ReportNominate
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