1)  At 6 feet, 4 inches, Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President.


2)   Millard Fillmore was the first President to have a stepmother.


3)  James Garfield was the first left-handed President.


4)  Jimmy Carter was the first president to be born in a hospital.


5) George H. W. Bush was the first serving vice president to be elected president since Martin Van Buren.


6)  Much has been written about Lincoln-Kennedy assassinations coincidences, including

Both had seven letters in their last names.

Both were shot in the head on a Friday seated beside their wives.

Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre. Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln Limo, which was made by Ford.

Lincoln was in Box 7 at Ford’s Theatre, and Kennedy was in Car 7 of the Dallas motorcade.

Both assassins had three names with 15 letters (John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald).

Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and was captured in a warehouse. Oswald shot Kennedy in a warehouse and was captured in a theater.

Both were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in ’46, were runners-up for their party’s nomination for vice president in ’56, and were elected president in ’60.

Both were succeeded by southern Democrats named Johnson.


7) At 325 pounds, William Taft was the largest president in American history and even got stuck in the White House bathtub.


8) Woodrow Wilson painted his golf balls black during the winter so he could continue playing golf even in the snow.


9)  No president has ever been an only child.


10) Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic to be president, the first Boy Scout to become president, and the first president to be born in the twentieth century


11) Andrew Johnson was the first US President to be impeached.  It was 131 years before another president, Bill Clinton, was impeached.


12)  Gerald Ford worked as a model during college.


13)  James Buchanan was the only president to never marry, instead remaining a bachelor his entire life.


14)  Grover Cleveland is the only president to ever serve two non-consecutive terms.


15)  Warren Harding bet the White House china collection in a game of poker and lost it all in one hand.


16) Calvin Coolidge had a morning ritual where someone rubbed Vaseline on his head while he ate breakfast in bed.


17). As a high school student, George W. Bush was the school’s head cheerleader.


18)  Ulysses S. Grant smoked a lot of cigars — at least 20 a day. He died of throat cancer in 1885.


19)  Chester Arthur owned 80 pairs of pants.


20)  William McKinley almost always wore a red carnation on his lapel as a good luck charm.


21) Herbert Hoover’s son had two pet alligators, which were occasionally allowed to run throughout the White House.


22) The “S” in Harry S Truman doesn’t stand for anything.