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« Reply #1625 on: January 31, 2012, 03:17:43 pm »
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Probably too easy, but:

Why did the early frontrunner for the 1988 Democratic nomination not win?

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Who was the longest-lived Presidential candidate? (restricting it to those who won a state)
Alf Landon I presume.
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« Reply #1626 on: February 01, 2012, 10:07:54 pm »
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Probably too easy, but:

Why did the early frontrunner for the 1988 Democratic nomination not win?

"Monkey Business"

Who was the longest-lived Presidential candidate? (restricting it to those who won a state)

Strom Thurmond?
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« Reply #1627 on: February 01, 2012, 10:21:35 pm »
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Probably too easy, but:

Why did the early frontrunner for the 1988 Democratic nomination not win?

"Monkey Business"

Who was the longest-lived Presidential candidate? (restricting it to those who won a state)

Strom Thurmond?

Correct, I believe.  Alf Landon was a centenarian, but Thurmond lived longer.
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« Reply #1628 on: February 01, 2012, 10:31:08 pm »
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What future President, once elected to the U.S. House, complained about "Rebel influences . . . ruling the White House"?
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« Reply #1629 on: February 17, 2012, 07:55:57 am »
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Probably too easy, but:

Why did the early frontrunner for the 1988 Democratic nomination not win?

"Monkey Business"

Who was the longest-lived Presidential candidate? (restricting it to those who won a state)

Strom Thurmond?

Correct, I believe.  Alf Landon was a centenarian, but Thurmond lived longer.
Right, I completely forgot about him. (Besides, I suppose Alf Landon was the correct answer when I cared about Presidential Trivia. Cheesy )
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« Reply #1630 on: February 18, 2012, 10:33:10 pm »
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What future President, once elected to the U.S. House, complained about "Rebel influences . . . ruling the White House"?

Rutherford B. Hayes, who, always in character, was being utterly self-righteous. 

My question:

Which president's birth state is annually decided by a high school football game?
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« Reply #1631 on: February 19, 2012, 04:05:12 am »
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What future President, once elected to the U.S. House, complained about "Rebel influences . . . ruling the White House"?

Rutherford B. Hayes, who, always in character, was being utterly self-righteous. 

My question:

Which president's birth state is annually decided by a high school football game?

Andrew Jackson?
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« Reply #1632 on: February 19, 2012, 06:15:12 am »
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Not sure if this has been asked but:

Which Presidential candidate was also the first person in American history to win a million or more votes in a statewide election?
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« Reply #1633 on: February 19, 2012, 03:24:03 pm »
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Andrew Jackson?

You are a gentleman and a scholar and, also, correct!
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« Reply #1634 on: February 24, 2012, 04:35:34 pm »
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Not sure if this has been asked but:

Which Presidential candidate was also the first person in American history to win a million or more votes in a statewide election?

Al Smith in 1918 if I am not a fool. A machine man but still a person whom loved a good cigar and derby cap and that makes him a hero in my book (which is not easy to read).

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Which U.S. president had a daughter who lived her final years in India as a recluse studying mysticism?  
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« Reply #1635 on: February 27, 2012, 02:58:39 am »
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Not sure if this has been asked but:

Which Presidential candidate was also the first person in American history to win a million or more votes in a statewide election?

Al Smith in 1918 if I am not a fool. A machine man but still a person whom loved a good cigar and derby cap and that makes him a hero in my book (which is not easy to read).

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Which U.S. president had a daughter who lived her final years in India as a recluse studying mysticism?  

Woodrow Wilson's daughter Margaret.
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« Reply #1636 on: February 27, 2012, 03:04:36 am »
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Who was the last president to use slave labor?
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« Reply #1637 on: February 27, 2012, 08:19:29 am »
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Who was the last president to use slave labor?
"President to use" (as opposed to "have used") seems to imply while in office. While "use slave labour" is incredibly vague and certainly is not limited to having owned slaves.
Abe Lincoln, then.
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« Reply #1638 on: February 27, 2012, 09:24:12 am »
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Who was the last president to use slave labor?
"President to use" (as opposed to "have used") seems to imply while in office. While "use slave labour" is incredibly vague and certainly is not limited to having owned slaves.
Abe Lincoln, then.


I believe Wilson was the last president to have ever at any point in his life used slaves.
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« Reply #1639 on: February 27, 2012, 01:14:27 pm »
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Who was the last president to use slave labor?
"President to use" (as opposed to "have used") seems to imply while in office. While "use slave labour" is incredibly vague and certainly is not limited to having owned slaves.
Abe Lincoln, then.


I believe Wilson was the last president to have ever at any point in his life used slaves.

Someone else actually "used" slave labor, as an adult, though he did not own them.  He directly administered them.

Wilson may have been served by slaves, but he didn't direct them.

Hint:  He used them as field laborers.
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« Reply #1640 on: February 27, 2012, 07:15:25 pm »
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Uh... Grant?
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« Reply #1641 on: February 27, 2012, 09:31:46 pm »
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Uh... Grant?

Correct.  Smiley

What is the highest US military award for valor awarded to a president:

A.  During his lifetime?

B.  Posthumously?

Name the president(s).
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« Reply #1642 on: February 28, 2012, 12:08:22 pm »
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Eisenhower and Washington?
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« Reply #1643 on: February 28, 2012, 03:14:10 pm »
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Eisenhower and Washington?

Wrong and you must give the award, e.g. John F. Kennedy - Navy Cross - Posthumous  (JFK never won the Navy Cross).)
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« Reply #1644 on: March 03, 2012, 11:16:37 pm »
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What is the highest US military award for valor awarded to a president:

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B.  Posthumously?

Name the president(s).

Nobody has it yet? 
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« Reply #1645 on: March 26, 2012, 09:07:16 pm »

Since the questions here haven't been solely about presidential election results, I'm thinking of moving this thread to the History board if there are no objections.
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« Reply #1646 on: March 26, 2012, 09:14:04 pm »
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I think it is a good idea.
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« Reply #1647 on: April 04, 2012, 10:19:57 pm »

Please welcome to this board the Presidential Trivia thread, lately of the U.S. Presidential Election Results board.  It had expanded beyond its original focus on electoral trivia to any sort of presidential trivia, and it had become somewhat moribund on its original board.  A change of residence should do it some good.
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« Reply #1648 on: April 05, 2012, 12:05:25 am »
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Holy crap; I started this thread nearly 4.5 years ago.  I've been on this forum too long Tongue
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« Reply #1649 on: April 05, 2012, 07:22:38 am »
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@JJ, TR got the Medal of Honor psthumoisly in 2001 as I recall.
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