Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Last U. S. President

The Last of the United States PRESIDENTS (information from Corsinet)

  • The last "foreign" born US president was William Henry Harrison. He was born in 1773, in Virginia, before the USA was formed. The Constitution would later require that the president be a native-born citizen and a resident of the US for at least 14 years.
  • The last US President not born in a hospital was Lyndon B. Johnson. He was born in a farmhouse in Texas in 1908.
  • The last US President to be born in a log cabin was James Garfield. He was born on Nov. 19, 1831.
  • The last US President to own slaves was Ulysses S. Grant. In 1848, when he married Julia Dent, she already owned 1 slave. She received a second as a wedding gift, and later purchased a third one. Grant bought a slave named William Jones and later freed him.
  • The last US President to resign from office was Richard Nixon, on August 9, 1974.
  • The last US President to serve 4 terms was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1947, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution limited future presidents to two terms.

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