ten things tuesday

With a hat tip to the History Channel, here are ten presidential election facts:

1) Grover Cleveland was elected president (1884) then lost his re-election campaign (1888) and came back again to win the presidency for a second time. (1892)

2) Only 12 U.S. Presidents have been elected to office for two terms and served those two terms. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to office four terms prior to the Twenty-second Amendment.

3) Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution has only three requirements for a president. (1) Must be at least 35 years old, (2) have lived in the United States at least 14 years, and (3) be a natural-born citizen.

4) John Kennedy is the youngest elected U.S. President at 43.

5) Ronald Reagan is the oldest elected U.S. President at 73. (second term)

6) The tallest U.S. President was Abraham Lincoln at 6'4"

7) The shortest U.S. President was James Madison at 5'4"

8) James Buchanan is the only bachelor to be elected president.

9) Ronald Reagan is the only divorced man to be elected president.

10) Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to run for President in 1872.

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

#4 is a tricky one, because of the word "elected." TR was the youngest to "serve." This is important to know if you play trivia games in bars.

Lincoln was so tall! When I was a little girl, my family toured The Petersen House across the street from Ford's Theater, where Abe died. It made me so sad for him that he died at an angle because there was no bed in the house long enough for him.

But I didn't know how short Madison was. 5'4" is pretty slight!

Oh, how I loves me Presidential trivia! Thank you for posting this.