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« Reply #1500 on: February 11, 2011, 04:03:07 pm »
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Which President lost a two statewide races before being elected Vice President?

I think it was Richard Nixon.

It was Bush. Nixon never lost an actual political race (though he lost a race for President of student council) before 1960, and loss only one race after that, 1962.

George Bush, on the other hand, ran for Texas Senator in 1964 and lost. He ran for Congressman in 1966 and won, winning re-election in 1968. In 1970, he ran again for Senate and lost, then was appointed Ambassador to the United Nations, elected RNC Chairman, appointed Envoy to China, and appointed DCI before entering four years of private life in 1977, and being elected Vice-President in 1980.

Therefore, the answer is George HW Bush.
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« Reply #1501 on: February 11, 2011, 05:22:05 pm »
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What president was the last not to deliver a state of the union address.
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« Reply #1502 on: February 11, 2011, 05:35:59 pm »
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What president was the last not to deliver a state of the union address.

I think it was...LBJ? Maybe?
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« Reply #1503 on: February 21, 2011, 07:22:03 pm »
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Who is the only major party presidential candidate not to have a biography written about him?
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« Reply #1504 on: March 05, 2011, 01:09:44 pm »
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Who is the only major party presidential candidate not to have a biography written about him?

Alton Parker
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« Reply #1505 on: March 05, 2011, 01:26:24 pm »
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What president was the last not to deliver a state of the union address.
The last one not to do so in the traditional format (ie as a written report) rather than hold a speech, if that is what you meant, was Big Bill Taft.

EDIT: lol.
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« Reply #1506 on: March 05, 2011, 02:20:36 pm »
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Who is the only major party presidential candidate not to have a biography written about him?

Alton Parker
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« Reply #1507 on: March 05, 2011, 08:51:14 pm »

Other than G.H.W. Bush (who lost two such races, see above) what other President lost a Statewide race before being elected Vice President?
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« Reply #1508 on: March 06, 2011, 01:36:48 pm »
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Millard Fillmore lost a race for Governor.
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« Reply #1509 on: March 10, 2011, 11:05:06 pm »
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Who was the only president to kiss the Pope's ring?

(Hint: It's NOT John F. Kennedy)
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« Reply #1510 on: March 10, 2011, 11:06:57 pm »
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Who was the only president to kiss the Pope's ring?

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Jefferson?
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« Reply #1511 on: March 16, 2011, 09:20:44 pm »
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Jefferson?

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« Reply #1512 on: March 16, 2011, 09:53:29 pm »
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Who was the only president to kiss the Pope's ring?

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Jefferson?

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Dubya?
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« Reply #1513 on: March 16, 2011, 11:16:14 pm »
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« Reply #1514 on: March 17, 2011, 08:51:35 pm »
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Do you all need another hint?
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« Reply #1515 on: March 20, 2011, 08:37:47 am »
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« Reply #1516 on: March 20, 2011, 09:57:39 am »
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Wilson?
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« Reply #1517 on: March 20, 2011, 06:01:59 pm »

Reagan?
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« Reply #1518 on: March 20, 2011, 11:38:22 pm »
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Ok, another hint:

The Pope was Pius IX, so this president was alive between 1846 and 1878.
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« Reply #1519 on: March 21, 2011, 12:14:42 am »
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Were they still in office?

Because from what I remember, Wilson was the first sitting president to meet with the Pope...

If it's actually FORMER Presidents... it's who was out of office at the time and still alive...
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« Reply #1520 on: March 29, 2011, 01:58:31 am »
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Ok, another hint:

The Pope was Pius IX, so this president was alive between 1846 and 1878.

Grant?
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« Reply #1521 on: March 29, 2011, 03:38:09 am »
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     Andrew Johnson?
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« Reply #1522 on: March 29, 2011, 01:57:44 pm »
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Were they still in office?

Because from what I remember, Wilson was the first sitting president to meet with the Pope...

If it's actually FORMER Presidents... it's who was out of office at the time and still alive...
No, this president was not in office yet.
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« Reply #1523 on: April 01, 2011, 11:08:08 am »
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James Buchanan?
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« Reply #1524 on: April 07, 2011, 09:16:16 am »
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Ok fine.

The answer is Theodore Roosevelt. He was on vacation in Europe as a boy and on Christmas Day he kissed the Pope's Ring.
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