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The Political Bible of Little Known Facts in American Politics

This group will feature a daily passage from my new book on political facts and stories.

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Comment by Rich Rubino on March 18, 2013 at 8:29pm

Tyler Dynasty: The father of John Tyler, John Tyler Sr., served as Governor of Virginia from 1808-1811.  John Tyler Jr. served as Governor of Virginia from 1825-1827.

 

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 14, 2013 at 9:09pm

President Does his Part in Helping County to Grow: President John Tyler had 15 children.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 13, 2013 at 8:18pm

John Tyler’s Offspring: John Tyler (1841-1845) had 44 grand children.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 12, 2013 at 8:47pm

Not Elected:  The only Presidents who were never elected to the office were John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester A. Arthur, and Gerald R. Ford. All were Vice Presidents who succeeded to the Presidency upon the death or resignation of the previous President.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 11, 2013 at 8:15pm

John Tyler’s Distinction: The Only former President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate to become President of the United States was John Tyler. 

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 10, 2013 at 2:22am

Say Cheese: In 1848, James K. Polk became the first sitting President to be photographed.  Mathew Brady took the picture.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 9, 2013 at 3:26am

Talk About Humiliation: In 1872, four years after leaving the Presidency, Andrew Johnson lost a race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in his home state of Tennessee. 

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 7, 2013 at 8:53pm

The Lincoln-Kennedy Coincidence?  It is an urban legend that Abraham Lincoln had a Personal Secretary whose last name was Kennedy. His two secretaries were named John Hay and John G. Nicolay.  It is true, however, that John F. Kennedy had a Personal Secretary whose last name was Lincoln (Evelyn Lincoln).

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 6, 2013 at 9:39pm

President Named After Delivery Man: Chester A. Arthur was named after Chester Abell, the doctor who delivered him as a baby.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 5, 2013 at 8:08pm

Destiny?  The first known reported break-in at the Watergate Complex in Washington D.C. was not the 1972 break-in at the Democratic Headquarters (which led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon). The first break-in was in 1969.  Burglars purloined jewelry from an apartment in the building.  Ironically, the apartment was rented by Rosemary Woods, the personal secretary to President Nixon. Woods is known in history for admitting to “inadvertently” erasing part of the June 20, 1972 audiotape involving President Richard M. Nixon. The tape was a critical part of the Watergate Investigation.

 

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