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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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While many people think the upcoming presidential election is historic because of the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, it is not unprecedented for a woman to run for president.

In fact, the first woman to run for U.S. president was Victoria Woodhull, who campaigned for the office in 1872 under the National Woman's Suffrage Association. While women would not be granted the right to vote by a constitutional amendment for nearly 50 years, there were no laws prohibiting a woman from running for the chief executive position.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it."

HINT: This Democrat from Texas introduced the War on Poverty as part of a set of domestic programs known as The Great Society.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Grover Cleveland was the only president in history to hold the job of a hangman. He was once the sheriff of Erie County, New York, and twice had to spring the trap at a hanging.

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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.

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Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) won the Most Nearly Perfect Male Figure Award from the University of California in 1940.

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The term 'O.K.' derives from President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) who was known as 'Old Kinderhook' because he was raised in Kinderhook, New York. 'O.K.' clubs were created to support Van Buren's campaigns.

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The youngest president was Teddy Roosevelt who became president at age 42 when McKinley (1843-1901) was assassinated. JFK was the youngest president elected at the age of 43.

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Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached. He was acquitted by one vote in the Senate. It would be another 131 years before another president, Bill Clinton, would be impeached.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it."

ANSWER: Lyndon B. Johnson

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