Archive for July, 2015
Born on July 14, 1913. If still alive today he would be 102 years old!
Presidential Term: 1974-1977
-Ford became Vice President after Nixon’s Vice President resigned in disgrace, and President after Nixon resigned. His pardon of Nixon was unpopular, probably costing him reelection.
-Ford is the only President never elected President or Vice President.
10 things you didn’t know about Jane:
1. She thinks the most interesting thing about Mr. Truman is that he did not grow up with a lot of money, he was very humble and made decisions not for popularity, but for what he thought was right.
2. Her favorite movie is The Princess Bride.
3. She is from Connecticut.
4. Her favorite thing about Key West is the history and the weather.
5. Her favorite president is Harry Truman.
6. Her favorite TV show is Wheel of Fortune.
7. Her favorite actor is Johnny Depp.
8. She enjoys all kinds of music except for country.
9. If she could meet any historical figure it would be either Truman or Lincoln.
10. If she could go anywhere in the world it would be Thailand.
John Quincy Adams:
Born on July 11, 1767. If still alive today he would be 248 years old!
Presidential Term: 1825-1829
-John Adams and John Quincy Adams were the first father and son to have served as Presidents.
-Accused of winning the White House through corruption, he was plagued by accusations of misdeeds throughout his presidency.
-After his presidency, Adams served nine terms in the House of Representatives, until his death in 1848.
10 things you didn’t know about George:
1: The thing he finds most interesting about Mr. Truman was his blunt honesty.
2: His favorite book is Truman, by David McCullough.
3: He is from Philadelphia.
4: His favorite thing about Key West is all the people.
5: His favorite president is Truman.
6: His favorite TV show is Dexter.
7: His favorite actor is Jack Nicholson.
8: He enjoys all kinds of music.
9: If he could meet any historical figure it would be Harry Truman.
10. If he had an all expenses paid trip to go anywhere in the world, he would go to Italy.
George W. Bush:
Born on July 6, 1946. He is 69 years old!
Presidential Term: 2001-2009
-Just eight months after being sworn in, President Bush had to unite a mournful country after the September 11th terrorist attacks. A self-proclaimed wartime commander-in-chief, President Bush, like his father, led the United States into war against Iraq.
-Before focusing on national politics, George Bush was the managing partner and part owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team from 1989-1998.
Born on July 4, 1872. If still alive today he would be 143 years old!
Presidential Term: 1923-1929
-Coolidge’s term was marked by economic prosperity. However, he ignored signs that the stock market was likely to collapse.
-Coolidge was known as “Silent Cal.” Once a reporter said to him, “I bet my editor I could get more than two words out of you.” Coolidge replied: “You lose.”