Posted : 8 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

Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to fly in an airplane.

Richard Milhouse Nixon kept a music box in his Oval office desk that played the tune “Hail to the Chief.”

Franklin Pierce was the first president to memorize his inaugural speech and recite it from memory.

In 1820, James Monroe received all the electoral votes except one. The single elector was voted against him strongly felt that only George Washington should have the historical honor of being elected president unanimously. Now this fact had questioned me when I first saw it, because at that George Washington was dead, and who would vote for a dead president? I’ll have to ask and research about this one.

William Rufus DeVane King was the first and only U.S. vice president to take the Oath of Office from outside the United States. He did this in Havana, Cuba in 1853.