U.S. President Thomas Jefferson was also: a lawyer, an architect, president of the American Philosophical Society, a speaker of 5 languages, founder of the Univ. of VA., inventor of the swivel chair, and author to what is considered the most important American book published before 1800.
President Carter once told a joke during a speech to a Japanese audience which caused the audience to erupt in laughter. Impressed, he asked how the interpreter managed to get such a laugh. The interpreter admitted that he had said, “President Carter told a funny story. Everyone must laugh”.
Former president Gerald Ford turned down contract offers from both the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions so he could attend law school at Yale.
The military under Richard Nixon was ordered not to react to any orders from the president due to his depression.
The whole reason we focus on presidents’ first 100 days in office so much is because of how much FDR accomplished during his.
Finland’s current president was in Thailand during the 2004 tsunami. He survived by climbing up an utility pole with his son.
Liberty, President Gerald Ford’s dog, was trained to create diversions in meetings. If Ford wanted to end a conversation in the Oval Office, he would signal Liberty and she would go to the guest wagging her tail, creating a natural break.
The most dangerous job in America is President. Over 9% have been killed in office. The next highest on-the-job death rate is loggers, at 0.13%.
After President Carter retired, he started an effort to eradicate the Guinea Worm, which infected millions of people with worms that slowly and painfully burrow out of the body over 3 months. By 2001, the infection rate was reduced by 98%, with 80% of the remaining cases in the Sudan warzone.
Both members of the electronic dance duo, LMFAO, are indirectly related to President Jimmy Carter through his mother’s side.