Saturday, March 6, 2021

Charles Francis Adams – Unsung Hero

Charles Francis Adams was the son of a President and the grandson of another President. He was considered for the presidency himself, and was...

The Bull Moose Running Mate – Hiram Johnson

Hiram Johnson, California governor for over six years and U.S. Senator from California for twenty-eight years, was a progressive reformer with enough political influence...

The Great Commoner – William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan was the youngest man ever to be nominated for president by a major party. He was also the only man to...

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...

Andrew Jackson and the Eaton Affair – A National Soap Opera

The scandals of President Clinton are nothing compared to some of our past presidents. One, the Eaton Affair, led to the fall of an...

Inaugural Absences

Everyone is familiar with the pomp and ceremony of a presidential inauguration. The procedures and traditions involved are well known. One of the seemingly...

Al Smith – The Happy Warrior

In 1928, the Democrats nominated Al Smith of New York for President. Al Smith was the son of Irish immigrants and a self-made man....

Criminals in the White House

Several of our Presidents have actually run afoul of the law during their lives, two while they were President. The first to get in trouble...

The President’s Lady – Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson

Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson never got to be First Lady. She died in the period between her husband’s election as President and his inauguration....

Ticket Balancing

With the announcement of the Republican and Democratic Vice Presidential nominees, much attention has been given to the practice of ticket balancing. George Bush...