Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Which President was born in your state of birth?

Da Prez, originally uploaded by mightymerk.

Some things I found interesting:

#1 - Only 20 States have 'produced' Presidents of the United States.

#2 - Only 7 Presidents were born West of the Mississippi River.

#3 - Virginia is the "Mother of Presidents" because eight were born there, but none since Woodrow Wilson.

#4 - Six Presidents with the first name of James

#5 - Two father and son Presidential 'teams', John (2) and John Q. Adams (6), George H. (41) and George W. Bush (43). One Grandpa and Grandson 'team', William H. Harrison 99) and Benjamin Harrison (23).

Trivia time: The President gets to live in the White House, but do you know where the Vice President lives? Answer is at the bottom of this post (and for the record I never knew myself)
States that produced Presidents and in no particular order

Vermont - Chester A. Arthur, Calvin Coolidge

New Hampshire - Franklin Pierce

Connecticut - George W. Bush

Massachussets - John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy, George H. Bush

New Jersey - Grover Cleveland

New York - Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ohio - Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding

Virginia - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William H. Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Woodrow Wilson

North Carolina - James K. Polk, Andrew Johnson

South Carolina - Andrew Jackson

Kentucky - Abraham Lincoln

Illinois - Ronald Reagan

Pennsylvania - James Buchanan

Arkansas - Bill Clinton

Missouri - Harry S. Truman

Iowa - Herbert Hoover

Nebraska - Gerald Ford

Texas - Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson

California - Richard Nixon


Trivia Answer: The Vice President's House is on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Wasington, D.C.

Posted by mightymerk, 6:29 PM


By Blogger andrea

verrryy interesting... i just learned a lot reading that

i wonder what iw ould find if i did a similar look at canadian prime ministers. meh, maybe when i have the time

but neat..and no, i had no idea where the VP lived

@ 10:05 AM  

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