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Tuesday, November 6, 2012


To lighten the mood a bit here are some fun fast facts about U.S. presidents & presidential elections:

1) Only 12 U.S. presidents have been elected to office for two terms and served those two terms.
2) Barack O'Bama is the nation's 44rd president but in reality there have only been 43 presidents. Grover Cleveland is counted twice as our 22nd and 24th president because he was elected for two nonconsecutive terms.

3) John Kennedy is the youngest elected U.S. President at 43.
 4) Ronald Reagan is the oldest elected U.S. President at 73. (second term).
 5) The tallest U.S. President was  Abraham Lincoln at 6'4".
 6) The shortest U.S. President was James Madison at 5'4"
 7) Percent wise – the 1992 election was the biggest turnout since 1972 with 61.3 percent off the voter age population heading to the polls.
 8) James Buchanan is the only bachelor to be elected president. 
 9) Eight presidents have died in office.
               William Henry Harrison (pneumonia) 
                    Zachary Taylor (gastroenteritis)
                Abraham Lincoln (assassin)
                James Garfield (assassin) 
                (William McKinley (assassin)
                Warren Harding (heart attack)
                Franklin D. Roosevelt (cerebral hemorrhage)
                John F. Kennedy (assassin)

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