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Presidental Points

Since today is President’s Day, I thought it would be a nice to honor some of the Presidents people don’t think about often with some random facts.

Our eighth President, Martin Van Buren took his four year salary in one lump sum at the end of his term.  It was $100,000.  He probably would have done the same, if he won the lottery.

Our twelfth President Zachary Taylor pastured his old Army House, Whitey, on the White House lawn.  I wonder who was in charge of keeping the White House lawn clean?

Our fourteenth President Franklin Pierce installed the first central heating system in the White House.  I don’t imagine he installed it himself.
Our nineteenth President Rutherford B. Hayes’ wife, Lucy Ware Webb, was known as "Lemonade Lucy" because she refused to serve alcohol in the White House.  She probably wasn’t very popular in Wisconsin.

Our 21st President Chester Alan Arthur  enjoyed walking at night and seldom went to bed before 2 A.M. He had 24 wagon loads of old furniture and junk removed from the White House before moving in.  He would NOT be a good candidate for the show Hoarders on A&E.

Our 29th President Warren G. Harding was the first President to own a radio.  No word if he listened to Gabby on Triple M.




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People : Chester Alan ArthurFranklin PierceLucy WareLucy Ware WebbMartin Van BurenRutherford B. HayesWarren G. HardingZachary Taylor


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