Today is President's Day.   Here's some fun/interesting facts about the men who have held our nation's highest office:

THE OLDEST PRESIDENT:  Ronald Reagan was 69 at his swearing in

YOUNGEST PRESIDENT:    John F. Kennedy was 43 when he was elected.    Theodore Roosevelt, however, was the youngest man to become president——he was 42 when he succeeded McKinley, who had been assassinated.

THE TALLEST:    Abraham Lincoln at 6'4"

THE SHORTEST:   James Madison at 5’4”

THE HEAVIEST:   William Howard Taft , who sometimes weighed more than 300 pounds while in office and got stuck in the White House bathtub.   After which, a new tub was ordered, which could comfortable fit 4 men.

THE BACHELOR:   James Buchanan was the only president never to marry

MOST CHILDREN:   John Tyler – 15

And, some other random facts:

  • The first President born a U.S. citizen was Martin Van Buren (1837-41). Van Buren was delivered on December 5, 1782, making him the first President born after the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • Virginia is the birthplace of the greatest number of Presidents. It boasts eight. Thirty-one states have never claimed a native son as President.
  • Teddy Roosevelt was the first President to travel abroad while in office; he visited the Panama Canal in 1906.
  • In 1943 Franklin Roosevelt made the first Presidential flight.
  • Richard Nixon was the first President to visit all 50 states.
  • Bill Clinton set a record for the most trips abroad: 133


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