Last Update: 2002-04-05
6. Homework Help
6.3. Presidential Lists
1. The Presidents by Number and Dates. Numbered list of U.S. presidents with date of birth, dates entered and left office and date of death.
2. Attempts on the Lives of Presidents-Elect, Presidents and Ex-Presidents The list shows assassinated presidents, as well as those who survived assassination attempts. It shows the dates and location of the attempts, who made them and what happened to the assailant.
3. The Presidents by Height and BMI A list of the presidents in order of height, also showing the Body Mass Index, if known.
4. Places of Birth, Residence, Death and Burial
5. The Religions of the Presidents (under construction)
6. Left Handed Presidents
7. Presidents who did not attend college? [no college]
Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A. Johnson, Cleveland, Truman. (9 total) (Truman did attend law school for two years.)
8. Presidents who attended college but did not graduate.
William H. Harrison, McKinley [BPL 12]
9. Recreation and Sports (under construction)
10. U.S. presidents who were also college presidents.
Garfield (Hiram College), Wilson (Princeton), Eisenhower (Columbia).
11. U.S. presidents who did not have vice presidents during all or part of their term [vice-president].
Madison (Clinton died in 1812), Jackson (Calhoun resigned), John Tyler (had no VP), Fillmore (had no VP), Pierce (King died), Andrew Johnson (had no VP), Arthur (no VP), Cleveland (Hendricks died), Theodore Roosevelt (no VP, first term), Taft (Sherman died), Coolidge (no VP first term), Truman (no VP first term), Lyndon Johnson (no VP first term), Richard Nixon (Agnew resigned), Ford (until Rockefeller was selected).
12. Presidents whose pictures appear on United States Currency.
Penny Abraham LincolnNotes:
Nickel Thomas Jefferson
Dime Franklin D. Roosevelt
Quarter George Washington
Half Dollar John F. Kennedy
One Dollar Dwight D. Eisenhower (minted from 1971 to 1978)
$1 George Washington
$2 Thomas Jefferson
$5 Abraham Lincoln
$20 Andrew Jackson
$50 Ulysses S. Grant
$500 William McKinley (not in circulation)
$1000 Grover Cleveland (not in circulation)
$5000 James Madison (not in circulation)
$100,000 Woodrow Wilson (Used only in internal government transactions)
13. Presidents who were first born males. Who was the first who was NOT born a first male child?
George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, James K. Polk, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, [BPL 6] George W. Bush.
Twenty-two (22) presidents were first born and nineteen (19) were not, beginning with Andrew Jackson.
14. Living ex-presidents.
Ronald Reagan15. Presidents who never served in the military.
George Bush (Sr.)
William J. Clinton
John Adams, Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, Van Buren, Cleveland, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Clinton. [BPL 13, list inverted].
16. Presidents with Irish ancestry.
Andrew Jackson's parents were both Irish immigrants. One parent from Ireland: James Buchanan, Chester Arthur. One or more grandparent from Ireland: Polk, Grant, Cleveland, Wilson, Kennedy. There are many other presidents with ancestors from Ireland. [BPL 11]
17. Presidents who did not have any biological children.
George Washington *, James Buchanan, Andrew Jackson *, James K. Polk, James Madison [BPL 61].
* = adopted children.
Notes: 1. Warren Harding had no legitimate children. He had a child by his mistress Nan Britton. [BPL 62] 2. Reagan had biological children and also adopted a child.
18. Owned slaves.
George Washington owned 216 slaves in 1773 [BOL 10]19. Belonged to the Whig party.
Thomas Jefferson owned 185 slaves in 1809 [BOL 10]
James Madison had 116 slaves at one time [BOL 10]
Andrew Jackson had 160 slaves in 1829 [BOL 11]
James K. Polk had 18 slaves [BOL 11]
Zachary Taylor had 300 slaves in 1848 [BOL 11]
Ulysses S. Grant. In 1858, Grant bought a slave named William Jones. After about a year, he gave the man his freedom. His wife Julia Dent Grant owned at least three slaves, but Grant returned them to her family before the Civil War. [CWSF 177]
William H. Harrison, John Tyler (until he was expelled from the party), Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore.
20. Presidents who are related to other presidents. [genealogy]
Presidents known to be related to other presidents (updated for 2001) [BPL 7]:
George W. Bush - 16 at leastPresidents known to be related to other presidents (as of 1996) [BPL 7]:
George Bush - 16 (updated for George W. Bush's election)
Franklin Roosevelt - 16 other presidentsThe close relatives were:
William Howard Taft -14
Calvin Coolidge -14
Gerald Ford -14
Millard Fillmore -11
Richard Nixon -10
Grover Cleveland -9
Herbert Hoover -9
Benjamin Harrison -8
John Quincy Adams -7
Rutherford Hayes -7
Ulysses Grant -6
Franklin Pierce -5
James Garfield -5
Warren Harding -5
John Adams -4
William Henry Harrison -4
Theodore Roosevelt -4
Jimmy Carter -4
George Washington -3
James Madison -2
Martin Van Buren -2
John Tyler -2
Zachary Taylor -2
Abraham Lincoln -2
John Adams, father of John Quincy Adams21. Presidents who did not make an Inaugural Address?
George Bush, father of George W. Bush
William Henry Harrison, grandfather of Benjamin Harrison
James Madison, second cousin to Zachary Taylor
Theodore Roosevelt 5th cousin to Franklin D. Roosevelt
Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson and Ford
22. Presidents who were generals before being elected.
Washington, Jackson, W. H. Harrison, Taylor, Pierce, A. Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, B. Harrison, Eisenhower [BPL 16]
23. Presidents who were Masons.
James Buchanan, Gerald R. Ford, James Garfield, Warren G. Harding, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William McKinley, James Monroe, James Polk, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Harry S. Truman, George Washington [BPL 22].
There is a Masonic National Memorial for George Washington, located in Alexandria, Virginia, where he was Worshipful Master of Alexandria Lodge, No. 22. The memorial features a 333 foot tower from which the Capitol and Mount Vernon may be viewed. [WDC1 241]
24. Asteroids Named for Presidents
25. Presidents whose fathers held public office and that office: [political family, families]
James Monroe (his father was a judge)26. Presidents who were elected in non-leap years.
John Quincy Adams (president of U.S.)
William Henry Harrison (governor of Virginia., signer of the Declaration of Independence)
John Tyler (governor of Virginia.)
Millard Fillmore (magistrate)
Franklin Pierce (governor of New Hampshire)
Andrew Johnson (constable)
Benjamin Harrison (U. S. congressman)
William Howard Taft (Secretary of War and other federal jobs)
John F. Kennedy (Ambassador to Great Britain)
Lyndon B. Johnson (Texas state legislator)
George Bush (U. S. senator)
Jimmy Carter (Georgia state legislator) [FLFP 47]
George W. Bush (president of U.S.)
George Washington was elected to his first term in 1789. William McKinley was elected to his second term in 1900 (not a leap year). John Quincy Adams was elected by the House of Representatives in 1825. Thomas Jefferson was also elected by the House in 1801.
27. Presidents who were not elected to any public office before becoming President.
Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
28. Presidents who went by their middle names.
(Stephen) Grover Cleveland, (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson, (John) Calvin Coolidge and (Hiram) Ulysses Grant. Grant was erroneously registered into the military as "Ulysses Simpson Grant." Grant decided that he preferred the new name, so after that he used his original middle name.
29. Presidents who were bachelors (unmarried, single) during all or part of their terms in office.
Single during entire term: Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, James Buchanan, Chester A. Arthur. All but Buchanan were widowers.
Single during part of their terms: John Tyler, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Woodrow Wilson. Tyler and Wilson lost their wives and remarried while in office. Harrison lost his wife but did not remarry while in office. Cleveland married for the first time in office.
30. List of U.S. Presidents who either served in the Navy, were Secretary of the Navy, or in some other way had an affiliation with the Navy.
Both Theodore Roosevelt and FDR were Assistant Secretaries of the Navy before becoming president. The following served in the Navy: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Geoorge Bush. Carter also graduated from the Naval Academy.
31. Presidents who attended Harvard University.
John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes (law school), Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy. [x:Harvard University]
32. Future presidents who were orphaned [orphans]:
Andrew Jackson at age 1433. They won in the electoral college or House of Representatives, even though one of their opponents had more popular votes:
Herbert Hoover at age 8
John Quincy Adams in 1824 had 108,740 vs. Andrew Jackson's 153,54434. The Presidents and Their Dogs
Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876 had 4,036,572 vs. Samuel J. Tilden's 4,284,020
Benjamin Harrison in 1888 had 5,447,129 vs. Grover Cleveland's 5,537,857
George W. Bush in 2000 had 50,441,587 (47.9%) vs. Albert Gore's 50,974,127 (48.4%)
35. Favorite foods (partial list).
Washington liked the following menu: cream of peanut soup, mashed sweet potatoes with coconut, string beans with mushrooms and Martha's Whiskey cake.36. With facial hair. [mustaches, beards]
Andrew Jackson's favorite: Turkey hash.
Abraham Lincoln enjoyed: Oysters
Ulysses S. Grant liked for breakfast: A cucumber soaked in vinegar
Grover Cleveland liked: Corned beef and cabbage
Dwight D. Eisenhower's favorite dessert: Prune whip
John F. Kennedy loved: Fettucini
Richard Nixon's lunch: Cottage cheese with ketchup on it
Gerald Ford's breakfast: Grapefruit, English muffin and tea
Abraham Lincoln (beard only)37. Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.
Ulysses S. Grant (beard)
Rutherford B. Hayes (beard)
James A. Garfield (beard)
Chester A. Arthur (mustache, mutton chop whiskers)
Grover Cleveland (mustache only)
Benjamin Harrison (beard)
Theodore Roosevelt (mustache only)
William H. Taft (mustache only)
John Quincy Adams38. Excelled in sports (partial list):
William H. Harrison
Abraham Lincoln- wrestling39. Who snored (list dated 1978): George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt [BOL 302]
Theodore Roosevelt - hunting
Gerald Ford - football
George Bush - baseball
Dwight D. Eisenhower - golf
40. What presidents had red hair?
The Book of Lists (1977) lists only three: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Martin Van Buren. [BOL 17].
Facts About the Presidents (1964) lists only Jefferson and Van Buren as having red hair during their presidencies [FAP 448].
The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents [CBP] lists seven: Thomas Jefferson ("reddish" fading to "sandy"), Andrew Jackson ("reddish" fading to "sandy"), Martin Van Buren ("sandy"), Rutherford B. Hayes ("auburn" in his youth), Calvin Coolidge ("red" faded to "sandy"), John F. Kennedy ("reddish brown hair") and Jimmy Carter ("sandy").