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Rutherford Birchard Hayes (President from 1877-1881) was a genuine war hero. When the Civil War began, Hayes joined the many volunteers signing up for...

The President’s Lady – Lemonade Lucy

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Almost President – Hannibal Hamlin

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Only two men in our entire history hold the distinction of losing three presidential elections (losing being defined here as losing in the Electoral...

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...

Faithless Electors

We will know on election night in November, or early the next morning, who will be our next President. But in reality, that is...

Is There a President in the House? – Part 9

Nixon was followed in office by his Vice President, Gerald R. Ford. Ford is the only All-American athlete to serve as President. He played...

George Washington – British Officer

George Washington is remembered for many things. He was the victorious general who defeated the most powerful army on earth to win our nation's...

Presidential Feuds, Part 4

The last great presidential feud was strictly personal. Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower just plain didn’t like each other. This was not a long...
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