Presidential Facts

Topical Lists, Comparisons and Statistics

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About the Book

At 6’4″, Abraham Lincoln was our tallest president. James Buchanan was the only president who never married. Ulysses was originally President Grant’s middle name and the famous S was the result of an accidental switch. From George Washington to George Bush, these and other fascinating facts come to light through this examination of the men who have held the office of United States president.
This reference book offers a special perspective on the 42 men who have served as the chief executive. From date of birth to place of death, 63 comparative lists present a plethora of presidential information. Organized in a loosely chronological manner, subjects discussed include presidential families, physical characteristics, religious preferences, previous occupations, election statistics and final quotes. Each list is headed by a title and organizational notes from the author. Information is limited to facts only (free from bias or judgment) and is arranged in a useful, easy-to-reference format.

About the Author(s)

Edward S. Skinner lives in Killeen, Texas.

Bibliographic Details

Edward S. Skinner
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 249
Bibliographic Info: notes
Copyright Date: 2006
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2427-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0557-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

1. The Presidents, Alphabetically      3
2. Presidential Parents      3
3. Date of Birth      6
4. Astrological Signs      8
5. Presidential Full Names      9
6. First Names      10
7. State and Place of Birth      11
8. Order of Birth      12
9. Siblings      13
10. Relatives of Note      15
11. Religious Affiliations      17
12. Height      19
13. Education      20
14. Military Service      21
15. Age at Marriage      23
16. Wives      24
17. Wives’ Vital Statistics      27
18. Other Loves      29
19. Children      31
20. Careers Before the Presidency      36
21. Political Party      37
22. Appointed Offices Held      38
23. Elected Offices Held      41
24. Campaign Issues      43
25. Popular Vote      47
26. Percent of Popular Vote      48
27. Electoral Vote      50
28. Percent of Electoral Vote      52
29. States Won      54
30. Percent of States Won      62
31. How the States Voted      64
32. Also-Rans      94
33. Age at Inauguration      97
34. Length of Inaugural Address      98
35. Living Former Presidents at Start of Term      99
36. Vice Presidents      103
37. Cabinets      105
38. Supreme Court Appointees      137
39. House Composition      141
40. Senate Composition      146
41. Presidential Accomplishments and Significant Issues      151
42. Vetoes      159
43. States Admitted During Administration      160
44. Constitutional Amendments      163
45. Wars      164
46. Presidential Pardons      166
47. White House Pets      167
48. Time Spent in Office      171
49. Age Upon Leaving Office      172
50. How the Presidents Relaxed      173
51. Places of Retirement      176
52. Years Lived after the Presidency      177
53. Last Words      178
54. Date of Death      180
55. Age at Death      181
56. Cause of Death      182
57. Place of Death      184
58. Burial Places      185
59. Presidents Who Held No Other Elected Office      186
60. Post-Presidential Offices      187
61. Vice Presidents Succeeding Presidents Who Died in Office      187
62. Bearded Presidents      187
63. Presidential Firsts, Lasts, and Onlies      188
64. Presidential Salaries      190
65. Calendar of Presidential Events      191
66. Presidential Quotes      218
67. Books by Presidents      225
68. Presidential Historical Sites and Libraries      228

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “A wealth of information”—School Library Journal
  • “Unique”—Booklist
  • “Provides readers with just about any information about the presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, that anyone might conceivably wish to know…it is all here…recommended”—ARBA.