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president, (U.S. or other)
First correct answerer sets
the next question.
Which of these U.S. presidents never RAN for president ?
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
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.
A. East Germany
//Hoping to open this up a bit to LTers outside the United States.//
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
(I did hear of a plane crash that killed the president;
didn't hear that he was a twin.)
an opponent they had who did not belong to one of the
2 "Major" parties:
1. Franklin Roosevelt
2. Harry Truman
3. George H. W. Bush
4. George W. Bush
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.
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.
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.)
that HW served in HST's cabiniet
Please take over.
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."//
--at the Lincoln and the Garfield assassinations
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".
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.
to a non-matching, non-multiple choice, question:
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.
Is this correct? Any verification from anyone,
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
Identify the Vice-President>President.
the vice-presidency booster that I was thinking of.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
both he and Garfield didnʻt
get to complete their term. But they did complete more
than 1/48th of it.
So: John Tyler president during 1845--1849 is referred to.
Please set the "Next".
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.
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
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.
The incumbent vice-president who failed to carry his own
state when he ran for president, but did win the popular vote nation-wide ?
Al Gore (D, TN) is correct, silverfish999!
Please set the "NEXT".
succeeded or elected to become a President eventually.
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.
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)
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.
*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.
failed to finish EITHER first OR second when he ran for re-election?
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?
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.
Which president won the POPULAR VOTE
exactly THREE times, but was only president twice (not 1, 3 or 4 times)?
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!
Who are the only two presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery?
a right answer all the way.)
Which two presidents served in World War I?
Which president appeared on the $500 bill? (No longer in circulation.)
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".
*If it's not, Google is wrong!
who was the last president to LOSE the popular vote, and yet
WIN the presidency?
CORRECT! Please set the "NEXT".
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.
Which foreign head of state was raised Mormon, but left that church as an adult?
Which American president was the grandson of a previous 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,)
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
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"
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?
NEXT: Who was the last president *not* to use the Resolute desk in the Oval Office?
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?)
Which living ex-president served in World War II?
for a third term?
A. Franklin D. Roosevelt
B. George H. W. Bush
C. Ulysses S. Grant
D. Harry S Truman
Which president appointed the first cabinet member to serve time in prison for conspiracy?
A. Warren Harding
B. Richard Nixon
C. Ronald Reagan
weren't that legalistic in WGH's time!
But now I'll say A.
A. Theodore Roosevelt
B. Jimmy Carter
C. Bill Clinton
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have been jus tlike JT -- but it was actually a
more respected Southern Democrat.
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.
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already are. Start your own thread, --OR find another
thread -- one that has something to do with your topic.
A. Thomas Jefferson
B. Martin Van Buren
C. Richard Nixon
D. George H. W. Bush
"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
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.
Commerce, Herbert Hoover) is right.
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.
Please set the NEXT.
Pierce was apparently a high-functioning (or mid-functioning) alcoholic.
A. George Washington
B. John Adams
C. Thomas Jefferson
D. James Monroe
James Monroe was the last president of the Revolutionary generation, and patriotically passed away on July 4, 1831.
Please set the NEXT.
two World Wars? (Only the WW I vet was a combat veteran:
he was involved in the rescue of Major (later General)
A. Taft and George W. Bush
B. Cooldige and Carter
C. Truman and Reagan
D. Hoover and Clinton
A. Andrew Jackson
B. Ulysses S. Grant
C. Harry Truman
D. Lyndon B. Johnson
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"
a decoy because he had part of the name of a real life candidate
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".
A. William Henry Harrison
B. James K. Polk
C. Ulysses S. Grant
D. Calvin Coolidge
among the other three.