Thursday, October 29, 2020

Presidential Trivia – Old Questions, New Answers

For those of us who enjoy presidential trivia questions, there are some standard questions. Many of these old questions have new answers due to...

Almost President – Benjamin Wade

In spite of how close our recent election was, there have been closer ones. In fact, two men lost the Presidency by just one...

Almost Vice President – Black Jack Logan

General John A. Logan was almost Vice President of the United States. He was the running mate of James G. Blaine in the very...

The Case for the Electoral College

Now that the presidential election has finally been resolved, the next issue will most certainly be how to reform our electoral system. Already, we...

Almost President – Levi P. Morton

Like Charles Fairbanks (see the earlier article “Almost President: Charles Fairbanks”), Levi Morton made a fateful decision that cost him the White House. As...

Almost President – Charles Fairbanks

Charles Warren Fairbanks served as Vice President from 1905-1909 during the administration of Teddy Roosevelt. With better luck, he would have been President of...

Death in the White House

All families suffer various trials and tribulations, and the First Family is not immune from the same tragedies that happen in other families. Probably...

The President’s Lady – Hannah Hoes Van Buren

Martin Van Buren’s wife never made it to the White House. She died eighteen years before her husband was elected President. Still, this “almost...

Forgotten First Lady – The Other Mrs. Wilson

Woodrow Wilson’s wife was called The First Woman President, The Other 28th President, and The Petticoat President. All these nicknames were the result of...

Re-Elected Running Mates

Many Presidents have been re-elected. A lesser number of Vice Presidents have been re-elected. Two Vice Presidents were re-elected even though their Presidents were...