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« Reply #1225 on: January 09, 2009, 02:32:36 pm »
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I'll give y'all a further hint.  The six days in question were from June 27, 1945 to July 3, 1945.

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« Reply #1226 on: January 09, 2009, 02:43:05 pm »
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Bill Clinton & Gerald Ford share what distinction?

Eisenhower & Grant could also (arguably) be added to the list.
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« Reply #1227 on: January 09, 2009, 04:56:50 pm »
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Bill Blythe, Leslie King and Hirum Grant sounds like people who held office under an assumed name - not sure what Eisenhower's to do with that, though.
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« Reply #1228 on: January 09, 2009, 05:35:20 pm »
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Bill Blythe, Leslie King and Hirum Grant sounds like people who held office under an assumed name - not sure what Eisenhower's to do with that, though.

I think Eisenhower's birth name is David Dwight Eisenhower, but he switched his first and middle names.
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« Reply #1229 on: January 09, 2009, 06:00:54 pm »

I'll give y'all a further hint.  The six days in question were from June 27, 1945 to July 3, 1945.

Acting Vice President

Close but incomplete.  He was first in line to succeed to the Presidency if Truman were to die or become incapacitated for those six days.  (Though Acting Vice President is not the correct term for that.)  However, plenty of people have held that honor, so what makes Morgenthau's term as the first in the line of succession distinctive from all others who have held that position?
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« Reply #1230 on: January 09, 2009, 07:15:18 pm »
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I'll give y'all a further hint.  The six days in question were from June 27, 1945 to July 3, 1945.

Acting Vice President

Close but incomplete.  He was first in line to succeed to the Presidency if Truman were to die or become incapacitated for those six days.  (Though Acting Vice President is not the correct term for that.)  However, plenty of people have held that honor, so what makes Morgenthau's term as the first in the line of succession distinctive from all others who have held that position?

He was the first sitting Secretary of the Treasury to be simultaneously first in the order of succession?
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« Reply #1231 on: January 09, 2009, 07:44:12 pm »

I'll give y'all a further hint.  The six days in question were from June 27, 1945 to July 3, 1945.

Acting Vice President

Close but incomplete.  He was first in line to succeed to the Presidency if Truman were to die or become incapacitated for those six days.  (Though Acting Vice President is not the correct term for that.)  However, plenty of people have held that honor, so what makes Morgenthau's term as the first in the line of succession distinctive from all others who have held that position?

He was the first sitting Secretary of the Treasury to be simultaneously first in the order of succession?

Not just the first.  He's the only Secretary of the Treasury to have been the President in waiting, and barring a change in the succession law, he'll likely be the only one to ever hold that distinction.
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« Reply #1232 on: January 09, 2009, 10:22:51 pm »
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I'll give y'all a further hint.  The six days in question were from June 27, 1945 to July 3, 1945.

Acting Vice President

Close but incomplete.  He was first in line to succeed to the Presidency if Truman were to die or become incapacitated for those six days.  (Though Acting Vice President is not the correct term for that.)  However, plenty of people have held that honor, so what makes Morgenthau's term as the first in the line of succession distinctive from all others who have held that position?

He was the first sitting Secretary of the Treasury to be simultaneously first in the order of succession?

Not just the first.  He's the only Secretary of the Treasury to have been the President in waiting, and barring a change in the succession law, he'll likely be the only one to ever hold that distinction.

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« Reply #1233 on: January 10, 2009, 11:14:40 am »
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Bill Blythe, Leslie King and Hirum Grant sounds like people who held office under an assumed name - not sure what Eisenhower's to do with that, though.

I think Eisenhower's birth name is David Dwight Eisenhower, but he switched his first and middle names.

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« Reply #1234 on: January 19, 2009, 03:36:42 pm »
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I'll ask the next question:

What is Gerald Ford's unique connection to the Heisman Trophy?
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« Reply #1235 on: January 19, 2009, 04:08:28 pm »

Guess: Only President to play in a football game with a Heisman trophy winner?
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« Reply #1236 on: January 21, 2009, 03:14:54 pm »
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Guess: Only President to play in a football game with a Heisman trophy winner?

Be more specific, please
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« Reply #1237 on: January 23, 2009, 01:19:02 am »
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What is Gerald Ford's unique connection to the Heisman Trophy?

His roommate won the Heisman Trophy?
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« Reply #1238 on: January 24, 2009, 05:17:30 pm »
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What is Gerald Ford's unique connection to the Heisman Trophy?

His roommate won the Heisman Trophy?

No; I'll go ahead and give the answer:

He's the only President to have tackled a Heisman Trophy (Jay Berwanger) winner during a college football game.
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« Reply #1239 on: January 25, 2009, 02:59:08 pm »
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Easy one here:

Who was the last Democratic President to carry all 11 former Confederate states?
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« Reply #1240 on: January 25, 2009, 03:48:08 pm »
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Carter?
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« Reply #1241 on: January 25, 2009, 03:54:34 pm »
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Carter?
No - didn't win Virginia.

FDR.

Who was the last victor of a presidential election to not receive a single Electoral Vote from a Western state (Census Bureau definition - ND to TX doesn't count, anywhere west of that does)?
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« Reply #1242 on: January 25, 2009, 03:57:36 pm »
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Yup, FDR.
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« Reply #1243 on: January 25, 2009, 05:25:56 pm »
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Carter?
No - didn't win Virginia.

FDR.

Who was the last victor of a presidential election to not receive a single Electoral Vote from a Western state (Census Bureau definition - ND to TX doesn't count, anywhere west of that does)?

Carter

What family member of John Wilkes Booth wrote a threatning letter to Andrew Jackson?

It isn't Carter, it was Grover Cleveland in 1884.
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« Reply #1244 on: January 25, 2009, 05:38:23 pm »
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Carter?
No - didn't win Virginia.

FDR.

Who was the last victor of a presidential election to not receive a single Electoral Vote from a Western state (Census Bureau definition - ND to TX doesn't count, anywhere west of that does)?

Carter

What family member of John Wilkes Booth wrote a threatning letter to Andrew Jackson?

It isn't Carter, it was Grover Cleveland in 1884.
Correct. (Carter won Hawaii.)
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« Reply #1245 on: January 25, 2009, 05:46:43 pm »
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Who was the last candidate to win 100% of the vote in a county?
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« Reply #1246 on: January 25, 2009, 05:47:24 pm »
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But, still my question counts.
Who was the last candidate to win 100% of the vote in a county?
Both questions can count as far as I`m concerned as I've no idea on either. Tongue
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« Reply #1247 on: January 26, 2009, 03:40:59 pm »
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Carter?
No - didn't win Virginia.

FDR.

Who was the last victor of a presidential election to not receive a single Electoral Vote from a Western state (Census Bureau definition - ND to TX doesn't count, anywhere west of that does)?

Carter

What family member of John Wilkes Booth wrote a threatning letter to Andrew Jackson?

His father, Junius.

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« Reply #1248 on: February 10, 2009, 03:14:09 pm »
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Does no one know the answer?
I'll guess 1,000
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« Reply #1249 on: February 10, 2009, 08:15:30 pm »
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Does no one know the answer?

I don't.
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