Posted : 7 years ago

Theodore Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to deliver an inaugural address without using the word “I”.

The first and only president to name his son George Washington was John Quincy Adams.

Franklin Pierce was the first United States’ president to decorate an official White House Christmas tree.

Herbert Hoover was the first president to have a telephone on his desk.

President William Taft kept a cow on the White House lawn to supply him with fresh milk. He was the last president to do so.

Elizabeth Ballou Garfield was the first mother of a president to witness her son’s, James Garfield, inauguration. His first act after inauguration was to kiss her.

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Posted : 8 years ago

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was also the first president to appear on T.V.

John Quincy Adams was the only American president who was also a published poet.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s wife Eleanor Roosevelt ate three chocolate-covered garlic balls every morning. Her doctor recommended this to improve her memory.

The first president to visit both Alaska and Canada while president was Warren Gamaliel Harding, who visited Metlakahtha, Alaska, in July 8, 1923, and Vancouver, British Columbia in July 26, 1923. He sailed on the U.S. naval transport Henderson.

Ulysses Simpson Grant was the first president whose parents were both alive when he was inaugurated.

Posted : 8 years ago

John Quincy Adams is the only president to serve in the House of Representatives after his presidency, which was for 17 years.

Electric lights were installed in the White House during Benjamin Harrison’s term. His wife never used them because she was frightened of the switches. Due to their tremendous fear, a servant had to turn on or off the light switches for them.

On election night in 1876, Rutherford Birchard Hayes went to his bed believing he had lost the presidential election. The next day, however, his Republican campaign manager boldly proclaimed him the winner. It was discovered that three Republican states in the South (Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana) had sent in double returns. The Democrats screamed foul, until it was revealed they too, had committed election return fraud. Congress debated the election results for weeks. The year ended with no U.S. president-elect. In January 1877, Congress appointed an electoral commission to laboriously re-count the entire vote and settle the dispute. On March 2, the commission announced that Hayes had 185 electoral votes and Samuel Tilden 184. If only one of the 20 disputed electoral votes had gone to him, Tilden would have been elected. His popular vote was 4,284,020, and Hayes at 4,036,572.

A collection of highly romantic love letters from Ronald Reagan to actress Nancy Davis, whom he married in 1952, was published in September 2000 and became a best-seller.

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President to be born in a hospital.