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Monday, May 12, 2008

Selected Presidential Trivia

In which Presidential election did an electoral tie result?
In the presidential election of 1800 between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, an electoral tie resulted. It was resolved by the US House of Representatives which elected Thomas Jefferson as President and Aaron Burr as Vice-President.

Who was the first President who was the son of a President?
The sixth President John Quincy Adams, son of the second President John Adams.

Who was the president who was the grandson of a president?
The only grandfather and grandson pair of presidents were the 9th President William Henry Harrison and his grandson the 23rd President Benjamin Harrison.

Which President served two non-consecutive terms?
President Grover Cleveland served as the 22nd President (1885-1889) and as the 24th President (1893-1897).

Which President was elected to an unprecedented four terms of office?
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Which four Presidents won the electoral majority for the presidency but did not win the largest popular vote?

  1. President John Quincy Adams won the presidency but did not win the largest popular vote, which was won by Andrew Jackson in 1824.
  2. President Rutherford Birchard Hayes won the presidency but did not win the largest popular vote, which was won by Samuel J. Tilden in 1876.
  3. President Benjamin Harrison won the presidency but did not win the largest popular vote, which was won by Grover Cleveland in 1888.
  4. President George W. Bush won the presidency but did not win the largest popular vote, which was won by Al Gore in 2000.

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