Anecdotes: Presidents

Interesting, amusing, or biographical incidents about presidents of the United States.
John Adams

Although failing fast, Adams was determined to...

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Grover Cleveland

Cleveland, though constantly at loggerheads...

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Calvin Coolidge

While Coolidge was governor of Massachusetts,...

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Dwight Eisenhower

During his first term Eisenhower appointed...

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Gerald R. Ford

In 1976, Ford lost his bid for the presidency...

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Ulysses S. Grant

Undistinguished and often shabby in appearance...

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Herbert Hoover

In 1929, Hoover waited until he’d been in...

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Andrew Jackson

When Congress assembled on December 7, 1829,...

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Thomas Jefferson

By a strange coincidence Jefferson and his old...

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Lyndon Baines Johnson

LBJ had a vast store of preacher stories. One...

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John F. Kennedy

In 1962, when Kennedy was President, he...

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Abraham Lincoln

During the Civil War Lincoln had occasion at...

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James Madison

At the Constitutional Convention Madison was...

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William McKinley

On September 6, 1901, while greeting people at...

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Richard Nixon

On October 28, 1970, the presidential...

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Ronald Reagan

In March 1981 a would-be assassin fired...

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Theodore Roosevelt

Shortly before he left the White House,...

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William Howard Taft

On one occasion Taft, stranded at a small...

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Harry Truman

After his election to the U.S. Senate in 1934...

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Martin Van Buren

Van Buren was so obnoxious to the southern...

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George Washington

Early in the Revolutionary War, Washington...

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Woodrow Wilson

One afternoon during his time as governor of...

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