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1rolandperkins
Out 21, 2012, 3:37am

Pose a question MULTIPLE CHOICE or regular about the office/ office holders of
president, (U.S. or other)
First correct answerer sets
the next question.

Which of these U.S. presidents never RAN for president ?

A. Coolidge

B. Arthur

C. Ford

D. Truman

2buckjohnson
Out 21, 2012, 1:26pm

B. Arthur (not to be confused with Bea Arthur) because he took office upon Garfield's death but never ran for election in his own right, whereas Coolidge (1924), Ford (1976), and Truman (1948) all did.

Next: Who is the most recent U.S. president to have previously headed a federal cabinet department?
A. James Buchanan
B. George H. W. Bush
C. William Howard Taft
D. Herbert Hoover

3rolandperkins
Out 21, 2012, 1:52pm

C ?

4buckjohnson
Out 21, 2012, 5:11pm

Not C because he's not the most recent one, but Taft did serve as Secretary of War.

5rolandperkins
Out 21, 2012, 6:13pm

D. Hoover Sec. of
Commerce in the Coolidge Admin. ?

Not among the most quotable
"Silent Cal" remarks was his
opinion of Hoover, ca. 1927:
"That man has been giving me unsolicited advice for 6 years--all of it bad."
But he relented and became officially a (not very enthusiastic) supporter of
Hoover's 1928 campaign.

6buckjohnson
Out 21, 2012, 6:30pm

Yes indeed, Hoover.

7rolandperkins
Editado: Out 21, 2012, 6:38pm

Which 2 20th c. presidents
had no political background or past party affiliation,
and had not
even voted in every election, before running for president?

A. Truman and Nixon

B. Hoover and Eisenhower

C. Coolidge and Kennedy

D. T. Roosevelt and G. W. Bush

8buckjohnson
Out 22, 2012, 8:16pm

I'll go with B: Hoover the technocrat and Eisenhower the general.

9rolandperkins
Out 22, 2012, 8:20pm

Right, buckjohnson!

Please continue.

10buckjohnson
Out 22, 2012, 9:03pm

What was the first European country to have a woman president?
A. East Germany
B. Ireland
C. Malta
D. Iceland

//Hoping to open this up a bit to LTers outside the United States.//

11rolandperkins
Out 22, 2012, 9:29pm

B ?

12buckjohnson
Out 22, 2012, 9:47pm

Ireland has had two women presidents (Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese), but it wasn't the first; this other country elected a woman president in 1980, ten years before Robinson took office.

13rolandperkins
Out 24, 2012, 2:37am

D ?

14buckjohnson
Out 24, 2012, 7:04am

Yes, D: Vigdis Finnbogadottir, Europe's first woman president and the first freely elected woman president of any widely recognized country. Over to you, Roland.

15rolandperkins
Out 24, 2012, 5:46pm

European Presidents:

In 1958 Charles Degaulle
succeeded ___ ____ as president of France under a new "Strong President" constitution. The long-term, ceremonial, president under the old constitution was:

A. Vincent Auriol

B. Pierre Mendes-France

C. Joseph Laniel

D. Jean Le Pen

16buckjohnson
Out 25, 2012, 8:24pm

I'm pretty sure Auriol and Coty were the only presidents under the Fourth Republic, so because Coty's not an option, I'll go with A.

17rolandperkins
Out 26, 2012, 9:14pm

Auriol is right! (I had forgotten about Coty). Auriol, though an agnostic, was said to be a friend of another former diplomat Cardinal Roncalli, who became Pope John XXIII in 1958
(about the time of the DeGaulle ascendancy).

Please continue.

18buckjohnson
Out 26, 2012, 10:15pm

During a certain period within the past decade, what country had the unusual circumstance that its president and prime minister were twin brothers?
A. Poland
B. Cameroon
C. Lithuania
D. Mozambique

19rolandperkins
Out 26, 2012, 10:19pm

B ?

20buckjohnson
Out 27, 2012, 8:25am

No, not Cameroon. The country in question held this distinction for 16 months, from July 2006 to November 2007. A few years later, the president died in a plane crash.

21rolandperkins
Out 27, 2012, 7:09pm

A. Poland ?
(I did hear of a plane crash that killed the president;
didn't hear that he was a twin.)

22buckjohnson
Out 27, 2012, 8:08pm

Yes, it was Poland. Lech Kaczynski was president from 2005 until his death in 2010; his identical twin, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, was prime minister from 2006 to 2007. Over to you.

23rolandperkins
Editado: Out 28, 2012, 6:15pm

Match these presidents with
an opponent they had who did not belong to one of the
2 "Major" parties:
PResidents
1. Franklin Roosevelt
2. Harry Truman
3. George H. W. Bush
4. George W. Bush

Opponents*
A. Norman Thomas
B. Ralph Nader
C. Henry A. Wallace
D. H.Ross Perot

*None of these received any electoral votes; in the running along with one of them, however was Strom Thurmond (D, (later R), SC)
who did carry 4 Deep Southern states.

24buckjohnson
Out 31, 2012, 11:14am

I'll go with 1-A, 2-C, 3-D, 4-B.
Wallace challenging Truman is unusual for at least two reasons: they both served as vice president under FDR, and Wallace served in Truman's cabinet.

25rolandperkins
Editado: Nov 3, 2012, 4:15pm

All four right, buckjohnson.

I knew (and can even remember) that
Truman replaced Wallace
as vice president on the 1944 Dem. ticket.
The next time an incumbent veep was
left off the ticket was when Ford replaced
Nelson Rockeller with Bob Dole on the
1976 G O P ticket. (In their case, neither
the prez nor the veep had ever been
an elected v. p.)

Didn't know
that HW served in HST's cabiniet

Please take over.

26buckjohnson
Nov 1, 2012, 5:37pm

Who is the only person known to have been present at the assassinations of three U.S. presidents?
1. John Milton Hay
2. Robert Todd Lincoln
3. Charles Francis Adams
4. James G. Blaine

//Try explaining that to the Secret Service. "No, I swear, I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time...um, three times."//

27rolandperkins
Nov 2, 2012, 5:15pm

(2)>Robert Todd Lincoln
--at the Lincoln and the Garfield assassinations

28buckjohnson
Nov 2, 2012, 6:20pm

Yes, and he was present at McKinley's assassination as well. Robert Todd Lincoln's grave at Arlington National Cemetery is just a stone's throw from Taft's, so luckily Taft can't get any deader. Back to you, Roland.

29rolandperkins
Nov 2, 2012, 7:55pm

Curiosa of the VEEP>PREZ Game:

Match these candidates with the curious fact about them.

1. John N. Garner (D TX

2. George H.W. Bush R (TX)
3. Al Gore, SR. D (TN)

4. WIlliam Miller (R, NY)

A. 4 years after he ran for veep, Norman
Mailer
said he "NO LONGER looked like
the meanest yap in town".
(emphasis added).
B. Called the vice presidency "not worth
a bucket of warm spit".*
C. Became the 1st incumbent vice pres.
in 124 years to be elected president

D. Was furious when his party denied him
vice presidential nomination in favor of
the senior senator from his state, but lived
to see a son become vice president.

*Some have said that the quote was
"cleaned up" by saying "spit" instead
of the noun he actually used.

30rolandperkins
Editado: Nov 15, 2012, 8:33pm

OVer 2 weeks since this was played on, so Iʻll change it
to a non-matching, non-multiple choice, question:

Identify:
The president who was
never a general, senator, or mayor, but WAS, however briefly, the de facto "ambassador" to Beijing,
and Director of the C I A.

31silverfish999
Editado: Jun 14, 2013, 5:40am

George Bush, Senior ???

Is this correct? Any verification from anyone,

32rolandperkins
Editado: Jun 13, 2013, 6:00pm

Thanks for bringing back this thread,
Silverifish.

Q. Biggest booster of the vice-presidentcy's
prestige: Before his tenure as veep, for many decades,
no vice president (except those who had
become president)had been considered
seriously as a presidential candidate.
After him, nearly all of them were so
considered:
Identify the Vice-President>President.

33silverfish999
Jun 13, 2013, 11:27pm

One of them was Richard Nixon . ???

34rolandperkins
Jun 13, 2013, 11:34pm

Right, Silverfish. Nixon is
the vice-presidency booster that I was thinking of.

35silverfish999
Editado: Jun 13, 2013, 11:44pm

Next Puzzle: Both were USA Presidents:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt - 32nd president

Theodore Roosevelt - 26th president

Questions: Who won a Nobel Prize? Year/Kind of award?

Were they in any way related in the same ancestry's generation tree?

36rolandperkins
Jun 14, 2013, 12:35am

THEODORE Roosevelt won the Nobel Prize. Exact year I don't know; it was about 1905, Peace Prize, for mediating the Russo-Japanese War.
The two presidents Roosevelt were, I think, 5th
cousins. If my count is right, the ancestors they had in common would be a pair of great-great-great-great grandparents. TR was also the uncle of FDR's wife Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt and
was the relative who formally "gave" the bride at the E R / F D R wedding.

37rolandperkins
Jun 14, 2013, 12:38am



The first vice-president to become president as a result
of his president's death. As it turned out he served about 47/48ths of his running-mates's term.

38silverfish999
Jun 14, 2013, 3:17am

To be exact, it is 1906.

Your next trivia on US Presidents.

39rolandperkins
Editado: Ago 30, 2014, 5:39pm

next trivia:

The first president to become president as a result

of his president's
death. As it turned out, he served about 47/48ths

of his running mate's term.

40silverfish999
Editado: Jun 15, 2013, 1:30am

James A Garfield ???

assasinated by a cook.

41rolandperkins
Jun 15, 2013, 2:53am

No, Garfield didnʻt go the
vice-president>president route; his running mate and successor did.

And the president I meantʻs predecessor wasn/t assassinated; he died of pneumonia which historians believe was activated by
an overly long inauguration speech in cold weather.

42silverfish999
Jun 15, 2013, 3:16am

43rolandperkins
Editado: Jun 15, 2013, 3:38am

Not Harding; (youʻre now in the wrong century); itʻs true that
both he and Garfield didnʻt
get to complete their term. But they did complete more
than 1/48th of it.

44silverfish999
Jun 15, 2013, 3:34am

I give up !

45rolandperkins
Editado: Jun 15, 2013, 3:38am

I guess no one else is trying.
So: John Tyler president during 1845--1849 is referred to.
Please set the "Next".

46silverfish999
Jun 15, 2013, 5:54am

Who played the main role of Richard M Nixon in a Hollywood's movie, Nixon directed by O Stone ?

47rolandperkins
Editado: Jun 15, 2013, 9:25pm

Anthony Hopkins
played Richard Nixon -- the title role in the movie Nixon --
(an exception to the usual casting of that time, because directors usually wanted someone who physically resembled* the character (in the case of real, not fictional persons), and Hopkins didnʻt by any stretch of the imagination resemble Nixon.)

*Compare the actors who played Mahatma Gandhi
in Gandhi (ca. 1981) and
Nine Hours to Rama (ca. 1961), especially the latter.

48silverfish999
Editado: Jun 16, 2013, 9:11am

You have noticed the glaring difference between Anthony Hopkins and

Ben Kingsley. Ben Kingsley won Oscar for Best Actor in portraying the

role of Mahatma Gandhi in Oscar winning movie, Gandhi,well directed by

Richard Attenborough a sibling of famous botany guru- David

Attenborough.

I really enjoyed his mini series TV documentaries on

nature,birds,insects,animals and all things relating to nature. There are few

thespians who were able to act and behave liked the roles of the actual

famous and known personalities. Meryl Streep acted very well as

Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady; Helen Mirren as Queen

Elizabeth II
in The Queen; Morgan Freeman as Nelson

Mandela
.But,never forget Sir Anthony Hopkins is a superb British actor

as Hannibal in The Silence of The Lambs and won Oscar Best Actor's

award. Did Anthony Hopkins do well as a role of British's director love

story movie, Hitchcock about Alfred Hitchcock ? I believe he have tried

very hard in the role, I will give 6/10 rating.

Your next puzzle.

49rolandperkins
Jun 16, 2013, 8:11am

Identify:

The incumbent vice-president who failed to carry his own
state when he ran for president, but did win the popular vote nation-wide ?

50silverfish999
Editado: Jun 16, 2013, 9:14am

Al Gore in George Herbert Bush Junior vs Al Gore race. There was a dispute in Florida votes counting.

51rolandperkins
Editado: Jun 17, 2013, 6:02pm

49> 50

Al Gore (D, TN) is correct, silverfish999!
Please set the "NEXT".

52silverfish999
Jun 17, 2013, 11:32pm

Name the past living "Vice-Presidents" of USA, but never became

Presidents.

53silverfish999
Editado: Jun 17, 2013, 11:34pm

Name the past Vice-President's of USA names still living today but never

succeeded or elected to become a President eventually.

54rolandperkins
Jun 18, 2013, 4:13pm

Al Gore (D, TN); Dan Quayle (R, IN)
Dick Cheney (R, WY)
and (I THINK still living?):
Walter Mondale (D, MN)

55silverfish999
Jun 18, 2013, 10:28pm

Your next move.

56rolandperkins
Jun 19, 2013, 10:10am

Identify:
A 2-term incumbent Vice President who became president by election. The last incumbent Vice President to be elected before him was
152 years earlier.
He defeated the governor of his native state, which was no longer his home state.
Like his predecessor of 152 years earlier, he was a one-term president.

57rolandperkins
Editado: Ago 30, 2014, 5:40pm

(Can this thread be revived after 14 months?) Iʻll risk an (easier?) question than 56.*

Identify: First G O P CANDIDATE FOR president.
(Hint: Pre-Civil War; he had the initials
J. F., not A. L.)

*The answer to 56 is George H. W. Bush (in 1980)

58rolandperkins
Fev 3, 2018, 3:41pm

< > > > >

59rolandperkins
Editado: Fev 6, 2018, 1:23pm

Changing the question (57)
/
who was the first* NON-POLITICIAN;to be elected president in the 20th century? (Hint: He was a one-term, and not wildly popular president.)

*the second was Dwight Eisenhower -- ran for no elected office before 1952, though he had experience in "appointive politics", even having been president of a university.

60rolandperkins
Mar 31, 2018, 6:25pm

< > > > >

61Emma2Ames2
Maio 11, 2018, 12:07pm

Arthur

62rolandperkins
Editado: Dez 23, 2018, 7:03pm

If (Chester A.) "Arthur" (61) means the answer to 59, it is incorrect.

63rolandperkins
Dez 23, 2018, 7:07pm

The answer to 59 is Herbert Hoover (R,* Ia.)

*H C H became Republican, to run for president in 1928, from having been a member of no party. He was the first Republican candidate to carry any Southern states, but was widely criticized adversely in those states that remained Democratic
in the "Solid South" of that time.

64rolandperkins
Dez 23, 2018, 7:09pm

Who was the only 20th century incumbent president who
failed to finish EITHER first OR second when he ran for re-election?

65ghr4
Dez 23, 2018, 7:36pm

William Howard Taft, finishing third in 1912.

66rolandperkins
Editado: Dez 23, 2018, 7:42pm

Correct! Good!*

WHT, b t w, has long interested me, not only because he failed to make even second (almost always attained by a"major"), but also because a co-worker once, a propose of nothing, casually told me that he was probably the best appointer of cabinet members -- because they were almost all prominent and competent business men!

*Got a "NeXT" for us?

67ghr4
Dez 23, 2018, 7:47pm

In stark contrast to the current administration, who was only president to have NO turnover in his cabinet?

68rolandperkins
Editado: Dez 23, 2018, 7:53pm

"NO turnover in his cabinet" (67)

Hmm, donʻt know but would like to. Sorry I gave away my last ed. of The World Almanac. That would have answered it -- if you have the patience to go trough their listings of presidential cabinets.
Thanks for getting the thread going again.

69ghr4
Editado: Dez 23, 2018, 8:02pm

That would be Franklin Pierce (1853-1857), though the cabinet of that era was far smaller than that of today, consisting only of the VP, AG, Postmaster General, and Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, Navy, and Interior.

Next?

70rolandperkins
Editado: Dez 23, 2018, 8:25pm

"Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) (D, NH) (69)"

Interesting. When I thought the most interesting thing about Pierce was that he appointed a wild pro-slavery senator as Secretary of War -- Jefferson Davis, in a few years to be President of the Confederacy.

71rolandperkins
Editado: Dez 24, 2018, 11:28pm

OK, if you donʻ t want to be the "NEXT":

Which president won the POPULAR VOTE
exactly THREE times, but was only president twice (not 1, 3 or 4 times)?

72ghr4
Dez 23, 2018, 8:36pm

Good question! Not sure, but I'll guess Grover Cleveland?

73rolandperkins
Editado: Dez 24, 2018, 7:33am

Good "guess!". Cleveland did indeed win the
1884, 1888, and 1892 popular votes. But his opponent,
Benjamin Harrison, won the 1888 Electoral College.
Cleveland also became known, by the conventional count, as not only a two-term president but two different presidents-- the 23rd and the 25th!

74ghr4
Dez 24, 2018, 7:02am

I figured it might be Cleveland since he had the split terms.

NEXT...

Who are the only two presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery?

75rolandperkins
Editado: Dez 24, 2018, 7:58am

John F. Kennedy (sure); Woodrow Wilson (guessing)

76ghr4
Dez 24, 2018, 8:07am

The two are Kennedy, of course -- and Taft the other.

77rolandperkins
Dez 28, 2018, 9:06pm

ghr4, are you taking a next turn? (I didn't
a right answer all the way.)

78ghr4
Dez 28, 2018, 9:27pm

Oh, OK... I assumed that we just alternated asking questions...

NEXT:

Which two presidents served in World War I?

79rolandperkins
Dez 29, 2018, 3:55pm

Harry S Truman; and, I suppose Woodrow Wilson (as Commander-in-Chief).

80ghr4
Dez 29, 2018, 4:12pm

Truman and Eisenhower served during World War I. True that Wilson was Commander-in-Chief, but he never served in the military.

NEXT:

Which president appeared on the $500 bill? (No longer in circulation.)

81rolandperkins
Fev 12, 2019, 8:15pm

Q. .... appeared on the $500 bill*?

A. William McKinley

(I don't expect ever to see one, even if it were still in
circulation, but I'm glad one of my UN-Favorite
presidents is no longer on currency.)

(Btw, Google calls them "notes" not "bills".

82rolandperkins
Fev 13, 2019, 10:09pm

I'm assuming 81 (W.McKinley) is correct.*

*If it's not, Google is wrong!

83rolandperkins
Editado: Fev 13, 2019, 10:17pm

Esta mensagem foi removida pelo seu autor.

84rolandperkins
Fev 13, 2019, 10:20pm

BEFORE the notorious Donald J.Trump and George W, Bush,
who was the last president to LOSE the popular vote, and yet
WIN the presidency?

85kittycatpurr
Fev 25, 2019, 1:41pm

Benjamin Harrison in 1888?

86rolandperkins
Editado: Fev 25, 2019, 3:20pm

"Benjamin Harrison" (84-85)

CORRECT! Please set the "NEXT".

87kittycatpurr
Fev 25, 2019, 10:48pm

Which president born in the 18th century (not the 1800s) has two living grandsons as of January 2019?

88rolandperkins
Fev 26, 2019, 4:26pm

a wild guess: Martin Van Buren?

89kittycatpurr
Fev 26, 2019, 7:58pm

Pretty close! John Tyler, the tenth president, was born in 1790. His single term was from 1841 to 1845, so he was president in the same year as Martin Van Buren.

Two of his six grandchildren are still alive. Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. was born in 1924. Harrison Ruffin Tyler was born in 1928. They are the sons of Lyon Gardiner Tyler Sr., one of President Tyler's 15 children.

". . . my father was 75 when I was born, his father was 63 when he was born," Harrison Tyler explained to New York Magazine in 2012.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX8MOFhXm5U

90kittycatpurr
Mar 22, 2019, 12:02am

NEXT:

Which foreign head of state was raised Mormon, but left that church as an adult?

91rolandperkins
Mar 22, 2019, 9:54pm

A wild guess: Emmanuel Macron?

92kittycatpurr
Mar 22, 2019, 10:11pm

Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, so much in the news right now.

NEXT:

Which American president was the grandson of a previous president?

93rolandperkins
Editado: Mar 23, 2019, 7:27pm

Benjamin Harrison grandson of short-term president
William Henry Harrison (president in 1841). BH was
defeated in 1892 byGrover Cleveland, whom he had defeated in 1888
but had lost to in 1884. Cleveland even won the popular
vote in his loss to Harrison., thus becoming the only
president to win the popular vote exactly three times.
(Frankiln Roosevelt later won it 4 times,)

94kittycatpurr
Mar 24, 2019, 12:43pm

Right of course, and interesting. Please set the NEXT.

95rolandperkins
Mar 27, 2019, 9:21pm

"Be not over-hot, there being no water near
To quench your thirst, and as for other liquor
as: mighty ale or beer, they are things, I take it,
You must not think of, no, sir--not in a dream!"

THIS IS A QUOTE FROM:
A. T..S. Eliot
B. William Shakespeare}
C. Thomas Middleton
D. John Milton

96kittycatpurr
Mar 28, 2019, 11:47am

I'm not really familiar with Thomas Middleton, so for some reason I'm picking him.

97rolandperkins
Editado: Mar 28, 2019, 10:24pm

Good pick! Correct!

The line quoted was a favorite Elizabethan, non-Shakespearean,
line to A: T. S. Eliot. Please set the "NeXT".

But,Sorry: I notice now that the Middleton et al. question was
not "presidential", and should have been in the "Mulltiple Choice"
thread.

98kittycatpurr
Mar 29, 2019, 3:19pm

(Well, let's say it was related to Rutherford B. Hayes, a well-known teetotaler president.)

NEXT:

In 1865, African-American schoolteacher and church organist Elizabeth Jennings boarded a New York City horse-drawn streetcar, and refused to leave after being ordered off by the conductor.

Which future president represented her court case, which eventually led to desegregation of New York City streetcars?

99rolandperkins
Mar 29, 2019, 7:12pm

Grover Cleveland?

100kittycatpurr
Mar 30, 2019, 12:08am

Chester A. Arthur was the lead attorney on that case, so you were pretty close.

NEXT: Who was the last president *not* to use the Resolute desk in the Oval Office?

101rolandperkins
Editado: Abr 1, 2019, 9:14pm

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102rolandperkins
Editado: Abr 1, 2019, 9:16pm

"Chester A. Arthur was the lead attorney (in
the Jennings case)..." (98)

I ruled out A. Johnson, Grant, Garfield, Hayes*, and Arthur, because
like all the presidents (except Cleveland) of the post-Civil- War
Era, their recent backgrounds had been as Union generals. I didn't
know that Arthur was also a lawyer.

As for the Resolute desk, I'm hearing of it for the first time!
So I hope some one else can answer.

*At least one historian has said that Hayes's rank was lower
than general. --(or was it an amateur historian/would-be-pundit?)

103kittycatpurr
Abr 7, 2019, 2:08pm

Okay, maybe nerding out over Oval Office furniture isn't that interesting. George H. W. Bush (41) was the last president *not* to use the Resolute desk in the Oval Office, one of only six desks used in the Oval Office. All other presidents since Jimmy Carter have used the Resolute desk, originally a present from Queen Victoria. JFK was the first to move it into the Oval Office, but LBJ was too large to use it.

NEXT:

Which living ex-president served in World War II?

104rolandperkins
Abr 8, 2019, 6:09pm

Jimmy Carter? (b. 1924,and a graduate of Annapolis)

105kittycatpurr
Abr 8, 2019, 6:20pm

Yep! Please set the NEXT.

106rolandperkins
Abr 8, 2019, 6:29pm

Who was the first president to seek (at least nomination)
for a third term?

A. Franklin D. Roosevelt

B. George H. W. Bush

C. Ulysses S. Grant

D. Harry S Truman

107kittycatpurr
Abr 9, 2019, 11:19pm

I'm assuming C., Ulysses S. Grant?

108rolandperkins
Abr 10, 2019, 7:31pm

Right, kittycatpurr! Please set the next.

109kittycatpurr
Abr 11, 2019, 9:45pm

I did not know that. (in a Johnny Carson voice)

NEXT:

Which president appointed the first cabinet member to serve time in prison for conspiracy?

A. Warren Harding

B. Richard Nixon

C. Ronald Reagan

110rolandperkins
Abr 12, 2019, 8:04pm

111kittycatpurr
Abr 12, 2019, 8:14pm

He was probably "most", rather than first.

112rolandperkins
Abr 12, 2019, 8:17pm

I suspected it might be a decoy, the said "nah: they
weren't that legalistic in WGH's time!

But now I'll say A.

113kittycatpurr
Abr 12, 2019, 8:57pm

Right! Hellooooo Teapot Dome.

Please set the NEXT.

114rolandperkins
Editado: Abr 12, 2019, 10:33pm

Which of these prominent Democrat New Deal figures
was NOT a vice-president of Franklin D. Roosevelt?

A. Henry A. Wallace

B. James Farley

C. John N. Garner

D. Harry S Truman

115kittycatpurr
Abr 13, 2019, 9:50pm

B. James Farley?

116rolandperkins
Abr 13, 2019, 10:17pm

James Farley is correct, kittycatpurr !
Please set the "NEXT".

117kittycatpurr
Abr 16, 2019, 9:22pm

Which president signed the Panama Canal Treaty, returning control of the canal to Panama as of December 31st, 1999?

A. Theodore Roosevelt

B. Jimmy Carter

C. Bill Clinton

118rolandperkins
Abr 17, 2019, 8:14pm

B. ? (As I remember it, Carter at least took
the flak for it.)

119kittycatpurr
Abr 17, 2019, 8:48pm

Yes indeedy. Please set the NEXT.

120rolandperkins
Abr 17, 2019, 10:07pm

Which president nominated to the U. S.
Supreme Court Roger Taney (D, Md.), author
of the notorious slavery-enhancing Dred Scott Decision?

A. John Tyler

B. James Buchanan

C. James Knox Polk

D. Andrew Jackson

122kittycatpurr
Abr 18, 2019, 11:41am

A. John Tyler?

123rolandperkins
Editado: Abr 18, 2019, 5:07pm

"John Tyler" (120, 122) -- Good guess, --would
have been jus tlike JT -- but it was actually a
more respected Southern Democrat.

124kittycatpurr
Abr 18, 2019, 6:23pm

C. James K. Polk?

125rolandperkins
Editado: Abr 18, 2019, 10:33pm

James K. Polk (124). No. (Not sure if JKP, a one-term
president, famous for his continental imperialism, ever
got to nominate a USSC justice.

It's down to just Buchanan and Jackson; I've already ruled out
Buchanan (D, PA) by saying it was a SOUthERN Democrat. So
I'll assume you're guessing (correctly) Andrew Jackson
and pass the "NEXT" on to you.

127rolandperkins
Editado: Abr 20, 2019, 7:39pm

Get lost, @Wifs08! Oh, excuse me: it appears you
already are. Start your own thread, --OR find another
thread -- one that has something to do with your topic.

128kittycatpurr
Maio 2, 2019, 12:25am

Which vice president was later elected president, but only after an intervening administration, and not directly afterwards?

A. Thomas Jefferson

B. Martin Van Buren

C. Richard Nixon

D. George H. W. Bush

129rolandperkins
Maio 2, 2019, 3:05pm

130kittycatpurr
Maio 2, 2019, 4:30pm

Correct, of course. Although we'll see what happens with Biden. Please set the next!

131rolandperkins
Editado: Maio 6, 2019, 9:47pm

NEXT: What president said about his ( as it turned out) successor:*
"That man has been giving me unsolicited advice for the last
six years -- all of it bad!"

A. Calvin Coolidge

B. Millard Fillmore

C. Theodore Roosevelt

D. James Madison

*He was, though. finally reconciled enough to him to endorse
him in the next election

132kittycatpurr
Maio 3, 2019, 12:25am

Awesome quote, I haven't heard that.

I'm tempted by Theodore Roosevelt. I know he and Taft had a falling out.

But I'll say A. Calvin Coolidge about Herbert Hoover, since Hoover's economic ideas were so catastrophic.

133rolandperkins
Editado: Maio 3, 2019, 7:46pm

Good change of mind: A. (Coolidge, said about his Sec. of
Commerce, Herbert Hoover) is right.

134kittycatpurr
Maio 4, 2019, 1:35pm

NEXT: Which president appointed a (now deceased) cabinet member who is the parent of a currently serving Supreme Court justice?

A. Gerald Ford

B. Ronald Reagan

C. Bill Clinton

-- And for extra imaginary points, the name of the cabinet member and the name of the justice.

135rolandperkins
Maio 4, 2019, 3:15pm

A wild guess: B. Ronald Reagan

136kittycatpurr
Maio 4, 2019, 9:44pm

Correct! Anne Gorsuch was Reagan's EPA administrator, and the mother of Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch.

https://twitter.com/billscher/status/827575838187089920?lang=en

Please set the NEXT.

137rolandperkins
Maio 6, 2019, 4:12pm

Legend* says he was arrested for drunkeness by a
D. C. policeman, who didn't recognize him. Which president?

*Not sure this is history; it may be only folklore.

A. Ulysses S. Grant

B. Warren G. Harding

C. Franklin Pierce

D. John Tyler

138kittycatpurr
Maio 7, 2019, 9:28pm

Okay, I think I know this one! C., Franklin Pierce?

Pierce was apparently a high-functioning (or mid-functioning) alcoholic.

139rolandperkins
Maio 7, 2019, 9:39pm

C. Franklin Pierce (137 - 138)

Correct! Please set the "NEXT".

140kittycatpurr
Maio 13, 2019, 1:49am

Which president did NOT die on the Fourth of July? The other three did.

A. George Washington

B. John Adams

C. Thomas Jefferson

D. James Monroe

141rolandperkins
Maio 13, 2019, 3:13pm

142kittycatpurr
Maio 13, 2019, 4:27pm

Yep! John Adams (in Massachusetts) and Thomas Jefferson (in Virginia) died on the same day: July 4, 1826.

James Monroe was the last president of the Revolutionary generation, and patriotically passed away on July 4, 1831.

Please set the NEXT.

143rolandperkins
Maio 13, 2019, 4:59pm

Which 2 presidents had the Army rank of captain in the
two World Wars? (Only the WW I vet was a combat veteran:
he was involved in the rescue of Major (later General)
George Patton.)

A. Taft and George W. Bush

B. Cooldige and Carter

C. Truman and Reagan

D. Hoover and Clinton

144kittycatpurr
Maio 13, 2019, 7:22pm

Oh wow. C., Truman and Reagan?

145rolandperkins
Maio 13, 2019, 8:03pm

C. Truman and Reagan: CORRECT

Please set the "NEXT".

146kittycatpurr
Maio 15, 2019, 12:03am

Which president and family had to move out of the White House during a 4-year renovation, because it was about to collapse?

A. Andrew Jackson

B. Ulysses S. Grant

C. Harry Truman

D. Lyndon B. Johnson

147rolandperkins
Maio 15, 2019, 11:40pm

148kittycatpurr
Maio 16, 2019, 12:32pm

Right!

Please set the NEXT.

149rolandperkins
Maio 16, 2019, 4:57pm

(Truman) . . .move out of the White House: it's within
living memory, but before I was old enough to vote; I don't
remember it as a FOUR-YEAR eviction!

The presidential candidate played by Spencer Tracy in the political
classic movie State of the Union (of the Truman Era) was named:

A. "Grant Matthews"

B. "Wendell Morris"

C. "George Farren"

D. "Lee O'Brien"

150kittycatpurr
Maio 20, 2019, 2:49pm

No idea, so I'm going to say C. George Farren, although I spent some time looking at Wendell Morris because of Wendell Willkie.

151rolandperkins
Maio 20, 2019, 3:16pm

Sorry, not George Farren/ And "Wendell Morris" was definitely
a decoy because he had part of the name of a real life candidate

152kittycatpurr
Maio 20, 2019, 9:13pm

Hmmmm. D. Lee O'Brien?

153rolandperkins
Editado: Maio 20, 2019, 9:43pm

Not D. (O'Brien, but A. "Grant Matthews"

Maybe that was less of a classic than I thought. (Mrs. Matrthews, the
estranged wife of candidate Grant" b t w was played
by Katherine Hepburn. I saw it, not on TV but in a theater
many decades ago.

I'll set the "NEXT".

154rolandperkins
Maio 20, 2019, 9:46pm

Which president co-authored a novel with a well-known
U. S. thriller writer?

A. Bill Clinton

B. Harry S Truman

C. George H. W. Bush

D. George W. Bush

155kittycatpurr
Maio 20, 2019, 11:15pm

Isn't that A. Bill Clinton? Recently, with James Patterson or someone similar?

156rolandperkins
Maio 21, 2019, 3:48pm

Correct: with James Patterson!
Please set the "NEXT".

157kittycatpurr
Maio 23, 2019, 1:46am

Which president has been buried in three different places, and in 2018, narrowly avoided being moved to a fourth resting place?

A. William Henry Harrison

B. James K. Polk

C. Ulysses S. Grant

D. Calvin Coolidge

158rolandperkins
Maio 23, 2019, 3:23pm

a wild guess: B. James K, Polk ?

159kittycatpurr
Maio 23, 2019, 5:57pm

Yes! Please set the NEXT.

160rolandperkins
Editado: Maio 24, 2019, 7:09pm

What not very publicized president, a Pennsylvanian, had
a play written about him by a later novelist (perhaps
Pennsylvania's most popular)?

A. John Quincy Adams

B. Rutherford B. Hayes

C. James Buchanan

D. Chester A. Arthur

161kittycatpurr
Maio 24, 2019, 4:33pm

I have NO idea. B., Rutherford B. Hayes?

162rolandperkins
Editado: Maio 24, 2019, 9:55pm

Sorry, NOT, B. Hayes. Go ahead and choose
among the other three.

163kittycatpurr
Maio 25, 2019, 11:32pm

C. James Buchanan? Maybe we should be publicizing the unsuccessful presidents as How-Not-To lessons.

164rolandperkins
Maio 28, 2019, 3:52pm

How-not to lessons?" (163). Right!

AND C, Buchanan is right. Please set the "NEXT".