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The record for most SOTU speeches delivered by one President is 12, delivered by this Commander in Chief: Franklin Roosevelt
91.8%
George Washington
3.2%
Abraham Lincoln
3.3%
Thomas Jefferson
1.6%
The first SOTU to be simulcast on the Internet was delivered by this President and included the famous phrase 'Axis of Evil': George W. Bush
89.5%
Barack Obama
3.3%
Donald Trump
2.3%
Bill Clinton
2.5%
The SOTU has been postponed twice. The first time was in this year, because of a major space program disaster on the day the speech was originally planned: 1986
77.1%
1970
4.7%
1967
9.1%
2003
5.2%
The second SOTU to be postponed was delayed because of a government shutdown. That speech was later delivered by this President: Donald Trump
76.9%
Bill Clinton
11.7%
Jimmy Carter
2.6%
George H.W. Bush
4.5%
The longest SOTU by word count (33,667) is also the last to have been delivered in writing, by this President, just four days before he left office, and in the midst of a hostage crisis: Jimmy Carter
74.1%
Ronald Reagan
8.5%
Gerald Ford
6%
Herbert Hoover
4.9%
At least one person from this group does not attend, a practice which was the basis for the ABC/Netflix drama 'Designated Survivor': Cabinet
72.4%
Senate
8.6%
House
7.8%
Supreme Court
6.4%
This President, who died of pneumonia shortly after his March inauguration, was the first to fail to deliver an address, either in person or in writing: William Henry Harrison
71.2%
Benjamin Harrison
10%
Warren Harding
5.4%
Zachary Taylor
7.7%
This President's SOTU was the first televised in prime time, and was also the first to mention the Vietnam War: Lyndon Johnson
65%
Richard Nixon
18.4%
Dwight Eisenhower
7.4%
Gerald Ford
3.9%
The shortest SOTU speech, 1,089 words, was given in New York by this Chief Executive: George Washington
63.7%
John Adams
11.7%
James Madison
8.2%
William Henry Harrison
14.5%
This Chief Executive, assassinated before his first year was up, was the second (and only other) to never deliver a SOTU: James Garfield
55.8%
Abraham Lincoln
2.7%
William McKinley
29.8%
John F. Kennedy
5.8%
The longest SOTU speech (by time) was delivered to the first Republican controlled Congress since 1954. It ran nearly an hour and a half and was delivered by this President: Bill Clinton
38.7%
Ronald Reagan
33%
George H.W. Bush
6.7%
Richard Nixon
20.9%
The first SOTU broadcast on radio was actually delivered in December, by this Commander in Chief, who had assumed the office only four months before: Calvin Coolidge
34.6%
Teddy Roosevelt
22.3%
Harry Truman
30.5%
Lyndon Johnson
6.4%
In the early parts of the nation's history, the SOTU was often delivered in writing. The 2019 speech will bring the total delivered in person to: 95
32.6%
43
15.7%
156
30.1%
202
18.5%
Several persons have given the opposition response to the SOTU and then gone on to become President themselves (three since 1966), the most recent of them is: Bill Clinton
20.7%
Barack Obama
60%
Donald Trump
4.4%
Richard Nixon
8.2%
In 2003, this number of seats was left empty to honor September 11 victims: 1
15.9%
4
4.6%
11
36.5%
2,977
38.2%

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