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« Reply #50 on: December 25, 2007, 07:11:08 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):



There are six name changers.  The five listed so far are:

Grant (Hirum)
Cleveland (Stephen)
Wilson (Thomas)
Ford (Leslie King, Jr.)
Clinton (William Jefferson Blyth)

There is one missing.
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« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2007, 08:09:01 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?

It was probably either Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon or John Adams.
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« Reply #52 on: December 25, 2007, 08:53:50 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?

It was probably either Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon or John Adams.

Several Presidents lived to see five of their successor... but onyl one lived to see six...

John Tyler.

He lived through Polk, Taylor, Filmore, Pierce, Buchanan and one year of Lincoln.

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« Reply #53 on: December 25, 2007, 08:58:09 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?

It was probably either Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon or John Adams.

Several Presidents lived to see five of their successor... but onyl one lived to see six...

John Tyler.

I had an inkling that it was John Tyler. Though I thought it would have been somebody later than him. Does this mean we're onto the next question? If so here's my question:

In 1958, John F. Kennedy was re-elected to the United States Senate with more than 73% of the popular vote. Who was his Republican opponent and who was his campaign manager? It's an easy question Wink.
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« Reply #54 on: December 25, 2007, 08:58:59 pm »
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And as I answer, I realize that I was wrong... the answer is actually Martin Van Buren... he lived to see 8 successors... including Tyler.  He was still alive when Tyler bite the dust.
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« Reply #55 on: December 25, 2007, 10:19:35 pm »
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What movie was Reagan filming when he met Jane Wynman?

I think that was Brother Rat, a truly great film.

Yes, it was Brother Rat.
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« Reply #56 on: December 25, 2007, 10:33:35 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?

It was probably either Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon or John Adams.

Several Presidents lived to see five of their successor... but onyl one lived to see six...

John Tyler.

I had an inkling that it was John Tyler. Though I thought it would have been somebody later than him. Does this mean we're onto the next question? If so here's my question:

In 1958, John F. Kennedy was re-elected to the United States Senate with more than 73% of the popular vote. Who was his Republican opponent and who was his campaign manager? It's an easy question Wink.

I think it's Henry Cabot Lodge, and Bobby was the campaign manager, but I'm not sure.

If I'm right, then my question to the next person is:

Who is the only President to be married in the White House?
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« Reply #57 on: December 25, 2007, 10:53:32 pm »
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Who were the two major-party candidates who, after losing the election, became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
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« Reply #58 on: December 25, 2007, 11:41:01 pm »
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Two of mine still out:

1.  There are six name changers.  The five listed so far are:

Grant (Hirum)
Cleveland (Stephen)
Wilson (Thomas)
Ford (Leslie King, Jr.)
Clinton (William Jefferson Blyth)

There is one missing.  Who is it.

2.  Which president was first elected to public office at age 20?
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« Reply #59 on: December 25, 2007, 11:42:51 pm »
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Who were the two major-party candidates who, after losing the election, became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

Taft and Earl Warren (VP under Dewey in 1948).
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IIRC I heard something about Andrew Johnson being a mayor or councillor when he was 20.
- So I'll stab at that being my answer.

Q. What do Presidents Garfield, Hoover, Truman, Ford, Reagan, Bush I and Clinton all have in common? This is a very easy one.
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« Reply #61 on: December 26, 2007, 05:56:12 am »
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And as I answer, I realize that I was wrong... the answer is actually Martin Van Buren... he lived to see 8 successors... including Tyler.  He was still alive when Tyler bite the dust.
Indeed, Van Buren was the answer I was looking for.
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« Reply #62 on: December 26, 2007, 10:29:15 am »
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1.  There are six name changers.  The five listed so far are:

Grant (Hirum)
Cleveland (Stephen)
Wilson (Thomas)
Ford (Leslie King, Jr.)
Clinton (William Jefferson Blyth)

There is one missing.  Who is it.

John Calvin Coolidge, I believe.
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« Reply #63 on: December 26, 2007, 01:53:40 pm »
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IIRC I heard something about Andrew Johnson being a mayor or councillor when he was 20.
- So I'll stab at that being my answer.

Q. What do Presidents Garfield, Hoover, Truman, Ford, Reagan, Bush I and Clinton all have in common? This is a very easy one.
They're white male humans.
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« Reply #64 on: December 26, 2007, 03:25:04 pm »
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Cleveland

Who were the two major-party candidates who, after losing the election, became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

Taft and Earl Warren (VP under Dewey in 1948).

Warren would work, but I was actually thinking of Charles Hughes (1916).
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« Reply #65 on: December 26, 2007, 03:59:04 pm »
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Is the answer to "What do Garfield, Hoover, Truman, Ford, Reagan, Bush I and Clinton have in common" that they are/were all left-handed? I know Garfield, Truman, Ford, Bush I and Clinton were.

I've been racking my brain trying to think of good questions... the problem is that I can come up with plenty that would stump the average person, but would be easy for people as knowledgeable as you guys. But let me try a few:

1. Who was the last incumbent President to actively seek his party's nomination for a second term and be denied it?
2. With the exception of Presidents who were assassinated, which one died at the youngest age?
3. Which President is thought by some historians to have been ineligible to serve, because there are doubts as to whether he was really born in this country?
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« Reply #66 on: December 26, 2007, 05:04:19 pm »
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A few guesses to gorkay's questions:

1. Harry Truman
2. James K. Polk
3. Martin Van Buren
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« Reply #67 on: December 26, 2007, 05:06:00 pm »
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1. Who was the last incumbent President to actively seek his party's nomination for a second term and be denied it?
2. With the exception of Presidents who were assassinated, which one died at the youngest age?
3. Which President is thought by some historians to have been ineligible to serve, because there are doubts as to whether he was really born in this country?

1. Well, I know Grant sought a third term, but you said second term, so that can't be right.  I guess Teddy Roosevelt (1912) and Herbert Hoover (1940) could also work, but that's probably not what you're thinking of either.  My guess is that you are thinking Franklin Pierce.

2. James K. Polk

3. Chester Alan Arthur, it is believed by some that he was born in Canada.

And my question is:

Who was the first President to serve after the completion of the Civil War not to serve as a soldier in the Civil War, with the exception of Andrew Johnson (there was still some fighting while he was President)?
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« Reply #68 on: December 26, 2007, 05:08:02 pm »
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What President holds the record as the longest serving earliest living President?  How many years did they hold the title?
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« Reply #69 on: December 26, 2007, 05:09:36 pm »
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1. Who was the last incumbent President to actively seek his party's nomination for a second term and be denied it?
LB Johnson actively sought his party's nomination for a third term until it became apparent that he might conceivably denied it, and then withdrew from the race, so I doubt you're thinking of him.
Chester Arthur "didn't stop" his fanboys, according to some text I dimly recall, but certainly didn't seek another term particularly actively.
Andy Johnson and John Tyler had no party by the end of their term.
I think Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan retired voluntarily as well. Although of course Buchanan certainly wouldn't have been renominated had he wanted to, and Pierce quite possibly not either.
So, bottom line - I actually can think of only one president who actively sought renomination and was denied it, and that's Millard Fillmore.
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Polk maybe? He was 54 or something, younger than Harding or Arthur who also didn't live to 60. But maybe I'm forgetting someone.
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3. Which President is thought by some historians to have been ineligible to serve, because there are doubts as to whether he was really born in this country?
There was a book at the time of the 1880 presidential campaign which claimed that Chester Arthur was born in Canada and later assumed the name of a US-born brother who died in infancy, but I think the scholarly consensus is and has always been that this was just a fanciful invention by a Democratic hack, based on the fact that elder siblings of Arthur's certainly were born in Canada. Probably some theory I never heard of, then.
Who was the first President to serve after the completion of the Civil War not to serve as a soldier in the Civil War, with the exception of Andrew Johnson (there was still some fighting while he was President)?
Grover Cleveland I think... either him or Teddy Roosevelt (the first President to be too young).
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« Reply #70 on: December 26, 2007, 05:12:38 pm »
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Truman was on the ballot for a few primaries, I believe, does that count?
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« Reply #71 on: December 26, 2007, 05:14:32 pm »
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Truman was on the ballot for a few primaries, I believe, does that count?

Technically Truman was seeking a third term.
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« Reply #72 on: December 26, 2007, 05:18:57 pm »
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What President holds the record as the longest serving earliest living President?  How many years did they hold the title?
So in other words the President who had the longest remaining life after the death of his last living predecessor?
Heh.

Herbert Hoover probably. 31 years from Coolidge's death to his own.
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« Reply #73 on: December 26, 2007, 05:20:13 pm »
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Which President was (at least arguably, with the urban part the iffy part) born into the urban Working Class?

Yes, there's only one.
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« Reply #74 on: December 26, 2007, 05:27:12 pm »
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Which President was (at least arguably, with the urban part the iffy part) born into the urban Working Class?

Yes, there's only one.

I suddenly feel very stupid, as I was about to say "Alexander Hamilton".

I do believe the answer is Richard Nixon, though.
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