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Presidents and First Ladies Trivia
01-16-2013, 04:33 PM
Post: #31
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After Hint # 2, my first thought was Obama, but I'll go with Pierce or Buchanan.

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01-16-2013, 04:56 PM
Post: #32
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You got it, Joe. That is President Buchanan's dog named Lara. He was a Newfoundland (a Newfie) who weighed 170 pounds. The sketch of Lara appeared in Frank Leslie's in 1857.
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01-16-2013, 05:44 PM
Post: #33
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(01-16-2013 04:33 PM)J. Beckert Wrote:  After Hint # 2, my first thought was Obama, but I'll go with Pierce or Buchanan.

Fox's rankings don't count, Joe. Smile

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01-16-2013, 08:29 PM
Post: #34
RE: New Topic - Presidents and First Ladies Trivia
Who was the only President to get a speeding ticket while in office??
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01-16-2013, 08:39 PM
Post: #35
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Presdient Grant was fined $20 for speeding while riding a horse.
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01-16-2013, 09:35 PM
Post: #36
RE: New Topic - Presidents and First Ladies Trivia
Correct Donna!!
Actually Grant was speeding in his horse and buggy.
And the officer who gave Grant the ticket didn't recognize him.
Grant, being the gentleman he always was, rode to the station and paid the fine in person.
Needless to say, the officer who gave him the ticket was shocked when he found out it was the President!!!
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01-20-2013, 04:01 PM
Post: #37
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Which First Lady wrote this to her social secretary:

I'm taking the veil. I've had it with being First Lady all the time, and now I'm going to give more attention to my children. I want you to cut off all outside activity - whether it's a glass of sherry with a poet or coffee with a king. No more art gallery dedications - no nothing - unless absolutely necessary.
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01-20-2013, 04:11 PM
Post: #38
RE: New Topic - Presidents and First Ladies Trivia
Wild guess, but I'd say Jacqueline Kennedy.

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01-20-2013, 04:16 PM
Post: #39
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Right on, Rob. Indeed she wrote this to her social secretary on January 11, 1963.
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01-21-2013, 10:29 AM
Post: #40
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In honor of the inauguration today, who holds the record for most oaths of office administered to the president?

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01-21-2013, 10:42 AM
Post: #41
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My initial guesses on your questions, Rob, are almost always wrong - but I'll try again. The first name that comes to mind is John Marshall.
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01-21-2013, 10:54 AM
Post: #42
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Well, that didn't last long. This time you are right, Roger. While Roger B. Taney holds the record for most presidents sworn in (seven) Marshall holds the record for most times he administered the oath (nine).

You win a seat on the platform today. You'll have to leave now to get there on time. See a guy named Biden for your ticket. Smile

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01-22-2013, 07:05 AM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2013 07:11 AM by J. Beckert.)
Post: #43
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What President's father was so irritated by the new fangled technology of the telephone, that he insisted it be kept outside on the porch after the President's stays?

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01-22-2013, 07:37 AM
Post: #44
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William H. Taft?
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01-22-2013, 07:45 AM
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No. More recent.

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