Presidential Trivia

President’s Day is around the corner, so we thought we’d share some interesting facts about some of our former presidents. Did you know:

  • The “S” in Harry S Truman doesn’t stand for anything.
  • George Washington never lived in the White House.
  • James A. Garfield was the first president to speak on the phone.
  • Grover Cleveland is the only president to serve two, non-consecutive terms.
  • ‘Bushusuru,’ meaning to public vomit, became a Japanese word after President Bush Sr. vomited on the Japanese Prime Minister.
  • The first U.S. Citizen to be president was Martin Van Buren—the previous presidents were born British subjects.
  • There have been six presidents named James. Can you guess them all?
  • Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender and co-owner of a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Barack Obama collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.

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