Interesting Facts About Presidents of America

Presidents of America
In the view of the recent US Presidential election of 2020, today, we'll learn some interesting facts about the greatest Presidents of the United States of America. 

Presidents & the Firsts

  • Total no. of US Presidents – 46.
  • First President of the United States – George Washington (1789).
    • Father of His Country.
    • First US President to appear on a Postage Stamp.
    • First President to appear on the $1 bill and the quarter.
    • Only US President who did not represent a Political Party.
    • Only US president who received 100% of the Electoral Votes.
    • Only Unanimously Elected President by the Electoral College for two times(1789 & 1792).
  • First President to be born in the United States – Martin Van Buren (New York).
  • First & Only US President who served more than Two Terms – Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    • President for the longest duration Franklin D. Roosevelt (12 years).
  • First President  who served Two Non-consecutive TermsGrover Cleveland (1885 – 1889 & 1893 – 1897, 22nd & 24th respectively.)
  • First American President to be impeached – Andrew Johnson (February 24, 1868).
    • Impeached under Article Two of the United States Constitution.
  • First US President to run against a Woman Candidate – Ulysses S. Grant  (against Virginia Woodhull of “Equal Rights Party” in 1872).
    • Established America’s First National Park, Yellowstone (March 1, 1872).
  • First Hollywood Actor to be Elected as American President – Ronald Reagan (acted in 53 films).
  • First US President to name an African American to his Cabinet – Lyndon B.Johnson.
  • First Person to become Vice President and later President Without being Elected to either Office – Gerald Ford.
  • First & Only U.S. President to Resign from Office – Richard Nixon (August 9, 1974, 37th President).
  • First African American President – Barack Obama (2009).
    • First President born outside the Contiguous United States – Barack Obama (Honolulu, Hawaii).
  • Youngest American President – John F. Kennedy
    • First Roman Catholic President – John F. Kennedy.
    • First President to have served in the U.S. Navy – John F. Kennedy.
    • First & Only President to win a Pulitzer Prize – John F. Kennedy (“Profiles in Courage”, biography).
    • First President to receive Purple Heart, the gallantry award (for his heroic service as a gunboat pilot in WWII on June, 1944).
  • Oldest Elected President – Joe Biden (78 years old).
  • Old Living US President – Jimmy Carter (96 years old).

Presidents & White House

  • Official Residence of the President of America – White House (Washington, D.C.).
  • The President who chose the site for the White House – George Washington (1791).
  • First President to reside in White Office – John Adams (1800).
  • First American President to call his residence the “White House” – Theodore Roosevelt  (Former Names - Executive Mansion & President’s House)
  • First US President to host an Indian Chief in the White House – Ulysses S. Grant.
  • First and Only US President to be married in the White House – Grover Cleveland (June 2, 1886).
  • First American President who opened the White House for public tours – Thomas Jefferson.

Presidents & Technology

  • First US President to have his Inauguration Reported by Telegraph – James K. Polk.
  • First American President to be Photographed – John Quincy Adams (Son of John Adams).
  • First President to address the nation over the Radio – Warren Harding.
  • First President to use a Telephone (Phone no: 1) – Rutherford B. Hayes.
  • First US President to Campaign by Telephone – William McKinley.
    • First President to ride in an Automobile – William McKinley.
  • First American President to appear on TV – Franklin D. Roosevelt (April 30, 1939,  opening ceremonies of the World's Fair).
    • First President to ride in an Airplane – Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • First American President to give a speech on Television – Harry S. Truman. 
    • First US President to Travel Underwater in a Submarine.
  • First President Licensed to Fly an Airplane – Dwight D. Eisenhower.
    • Only US President who served in both World War I & World War II.

Presidents & Travels

  • First US President to Travel Outside America – Theodore Roosevelt (to Panama).
  • First U.S. President to visit all 50 states – Richard Nixon.
  • First US President to visit the West Coast – Rutherford B. Hayes.
  • Total No. of US Presidential Visits to India – 8.
  • First American President to visit India Dwight D. Eisenhower(1959).
  • First American President to address Indian ParliamentJimmy Carter (1978).
  • First American President to visit China – Richard Nixon.

Presidents & Nobel Prize

  • Total no.of Presidents to receive Nobel Prize – 4 (Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter & Barack Obama).
  • First American to win the Nobel Peace Prize – Theodore Roosevelt (1906, for his efforts in Russo-Japanese War).
  • US President to receive Nobel Peace Prize after leaving Office – Jimmy Carter (2002).

Presidents & Deaths

  • No.of Presidents Assassinated – 4 (Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley & John F. Kennedy).
  • First American president to be assassinated – Abraham Lincoln (April 14, 1865, shot by John Wilkes Booth at Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre,  Washington, D.C.).
  • No. of American Presidents Who Died In Office – 8 (William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt & John F. Kennedy).
  • First US President to die in Office – William Henry Harrison (32 days after being elected).
    • President for the Shortest Duration – William Henry Harrison.
  • Youngest  President to Die in Office – John F. Kennedy (46 years old)


  • Only US President who never married – James Buchanan.
  • American President who won Grammy Award Twice – Bill Clinton.
  • Last Founding Father to Serve as American President – James Monroe. 
  • The term “O.K.” is credited to be introduced by US President – Martin Van Buren.
  • The U.S. President who signed the treaty to purchase Alaska from Russia – Andrew Johnson.
  • Only American President who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court – William H. Taft (1921-1930).
    • Also Swore in Two other US Presidents, Calvin Coolidge & Herbert Hoover.
  • The President who approved “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem of the USA – Herbert Hoover.
  • First U.S. Vice President who ascended to the Presidency upon the death of a President – John Tyler.
** Updated according to current statistics as of 21/1/2021.

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