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

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