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« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2007, 05:49:03 pm »
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During the presidential history of the 1990s and early 21st century, we saw a situation in which an incumbent was defeated for re-election, his successor serving two full terms in office, and then the original incumbent's son winning election in an open race and going on to serve two terms.

This same situation has happened before in a state-level race, involving a person who would later become president.  When and where was it, and who were the people involved?

Clue #1:  The office was governor.

CA, 1962-1982: Pat Brown, Reagan, Jerry Brown
Incidentally, Pat Brown defeated Nixon.

Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?
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« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2007, 05:51:50 pm »
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William McKinley

Who was the first Governor to become President?
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« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2007, 06:00:36 pm »
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William McKinley

No, he was a Governor.

Next person please answer both questions.
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« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2007, 06:12:46 pm »
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During the presidential history of the 1990s and early 21st century, we saw a situation in which an incumbent was defeated for re-election, his successor serving two full terms in office, and then the original incumbent's son winning election in an open race and going on to serve two terms.

This same situation has happened before in a state-level race, involving a person who would later become president.  When and where was it, and who were the people involved?

Clue #1:  The office was governor.

CA, 1962-1982: Pat Brown, Reagan, Jerry Brown
Incidentally, Pat Brown defeated Nixon.

Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?
Nobody. Trick Question. I really don't know.
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« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2007, 06:24:43 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.
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« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2007, 06:31:38 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

Andrew Johnson

Who was the first Senator to become President?
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« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2007, 09:13:19 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

A guess, but my response is Teddy Roosevelt.

My question is, who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?


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« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2007, 09:22:05 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

A guess, but my response is Teddy Roosevelt.

My question is, who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?




You ignored my answer, which was the correct one.  Pay attention.
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« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2007, 09:25:39 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

A guess, but my response is Teddy Roosevelt.

My question is, who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?




You ignored my answer, which was the correct one.  Pay attention.

Stop complaining and answer the question.
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« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2007, 09:28:06 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

A guess, but my response is Teddy Roosevelt.

My question is, who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?




You ignored my answer, which was the correct one.  Pay attention.

Stop complaining and answer the question.

Ah, but you see, I had already asked a question that I wish to have answered.  Follow the rules of the game, buddy.
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« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2007, 09:40:51 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

A guess, but my response is Teddy Roosevelt.

My question is, who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?




You ignored my answer, which was the correct one.  Pay attention.

Stop complaining and answer the question.

Ah, but you see, I had already asked a question that I wish to have answered.  Follow the rules of the game, buddy.

It was Andrew Johnson. Now answer the following question, which was posted before...

Who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?
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« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2007, 09:42:48 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

A guess, but my response is Teddy Roosevelt.

My question is, who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?




You ignored my answer, which was the correct one.  Pay attention.

Stop complaining and answer the question.

Ah, but you see, I had already asked a question that I wish to have answered.  Follow the rules of the game, buddy.

It was Andrew Johnson. Now answer the following question, which was posted before...

Who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?

If that is the answer for my question, then it is incorrect.
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« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2007, 10:13:46 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

A guess, but my response is Teddy Roosevelt.

My question is, who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?




You ignored my answer, which was the correct one.  Pay attention.

Stop complaining and answer the question.

Ah, but you see, I had already asked a question that I wish to have answered.  Follow the rules of the game, buddy.

It was Andrew Johnson. Now answer the following question, which was posted before...

Who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?

If that is the answer for my question, then it is incorrect.

James Garfield then.
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« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2007, 11:26:46 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

A guess, but my response is Teddy Roosevelt.

My question is, who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?




Gerald R. Ford.

What presidents did not use their birth names, or a derivative, when they became president.  There are at least three.
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« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2007, 11:53:06 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

A guess, but my response is Teddy Roosevelt.

My question is, who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?




Gerald R. Ford.

What presidents did not use their birth names, or a derivative, when they became president.  There are at least three.

Ford (Leslie King), Eisenhower (David Dwight), and Grant (Hiram Ulysses).

Under which President was the first White House bath tub installed?
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« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2007, 12:06:44 am »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.

A guess, but my response is Teddy Roosevelt.

My question is, who was the first "king" to become President of the United States?




Gerald R. Ford.

What presidents did not use their birth names, or a derivative, when they became president.  There are at least three.

Ford (Leslie King), Eisenhower (David Dwight), and Grant (Hiram Ulysses).

Under which President was the first White House bath tub installed?

Wrong, I said that were at least three.  Not counting Eisenhower because "Dwight David" might have been, there were six.
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« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2007, 12:08:58 am »
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True Dem beat me to most of it...but, additionally, Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe, & Wilson & Cleveland used their middle names.  (Why Cleveland used Grover instead of Stephen is beyond me)
[And, for the record, Monroe was the first Senator elected President.]


As for True Dem's question, I'm pretty sure it's Millard Fillmore.


Which President had the longest wait between their first election to Congress and their accession to the Presidency?   (Two possible answers, depending on how you treat territories)
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Which President had the longest wait between their first election to Congress and their accession to the Presidency?   (Two possible answers, depending on how you treat territories)

I would say Ronald Reagan, because he was never elected to Congress. Wink

William Henry Harrison had a long gap between being a territorial governor and president; so that would be my answer.

Also, ERC, you are missing one; there are six.

What president was elected to his first public office before his 21st birthday?
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Which President had the longest wait between their first election to Congress and their accession to the Presidency?   (Two possible answers, depending on how you treat territories)

I would say Ronald Reagan, because he was never elected to Congress. Wink

William Henry Harrison had a long gap between being a territorial governor and president; so that would be my answer.

Also, ERC, you are missing one; there are six.

What president was elected to his first public office before his 21st birthday?

John F. Kennedy

What movie was Reagan filming when he met Jane Wynman?
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« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2007, 03:02:24 pm »
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Who was the last sitting Representative to be elected President?

James Garfield

Name the only President to have served as a Representative, Senator, Governor and Vice-President.
Andrew Johnson has been mentioned in the thread, but the correct answer is John Tyler. Or maybe there wasn't an "only" one.

True Dem beat me to most of it...but, additionally, Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe, & Wilson & Cleveland used their middle names.  (Why Cleveland used Grover instead of Stephen is beyond me)
Because he was named for a man called Stephen Grover, and called Grover from earliest boyhood on.

As to the current question, I don't know the answer and frankly wouldn't want to.
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Which President had the longest wait between their first election to Congress and their accession to the Presidency?   (Two possible answers, depending on how you treat territories)

I would say Ronald Reagan, because he was never elected to Congress. Wink

William Henry Harrison had a long gap between being a territorial governor and president; so that would be my answer.

Also, ERC, you are missing one; there are six.

What president was elected to his first public office before his 21st birthday?


John F. Kennedy


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My first guess would be Hellcats of the Navy, but I think I'd stick with Bedtime for Bonzo, because they met before the costarred together.  I looked it up and would now say The Girl From Jones Beach.
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I think that was Brother Rat, a truly great film.
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« Reply #47 on: December 25, 2007, 05:55:59 pm »
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Reagan met Nancy Davis, not Jane Wyman, while he was filming "Hellcats of the Navy." Also, I don't know if it's been mentioned (this thread is getting kind of hard to read), but Woodrow Wilson was another President who was elected using his middle name. His full name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson.

Now, don't anyone berate me for not answering a question, because I've lost track of whether or not there's one still out there that wasn't answered correctly. But I will ask one of my own and let the chips fall where they may (this is actually a pretty easy one, but I can't think of another right now):

Who are the three Presidents who won a plurality of the popular vote three times?
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« Reply #48 on: December 25, 2007, 06:04:04 pm »
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If you want to claim that there are three, they are Andrew Jackson, Grover Cleveland and Richard Nixon. (Roosevelt had four. Of course that means he also had three. In which case you probably werent thinking of Alabama 1960 after all. It depends how you define it.)

Which American President lived to see the largest number of his successors hold office?
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« Reply #49 on: December 25, 2007, 06:16:24 pm »
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You are correct, sir. Maybe I should have said "at least three" to clarify, but I was thinking of FDR and not Alabama in 1960, which is too iffy. (In case any of you are wondering what we are talking about-- if you give Kennedy only five-elevenths of the Democratic popular vote in Alabama in 1960, to reflect the five out of eleven electoral votes he got in the state due to a divided electoral ticket, his popular-vote total in the election falls below Nixon's.)
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