Inauguration Trivia

Inauguration Trivia

As the United States prepares for the transfer of power between presidents, it’s a good time to pause and remember some interesting facts about previous inaugurations. Prior to 1937, the president was inaugurated on March 4 following the November election.  That...
Listen to me on WCGO Radio

Listen to me on WCGO Radio

On September 27, 2016, I had a free-ranging 30 minute interview on Chicago-based WCGO radio (1590) on the presidents and vice-presidents, with comments about the tone of the current 2016 presidential campaign, including what president I thought would beat either...
3 Reasons Why the Vice-Presidency Matters

3 Reasons Why the Vice-Presidency Matters

“My country,” a frustrated John Adams once wrote about the vice presidency, “has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.”  He has not been alone throughout our...
Review of New Book on the White House and the Presidency

Review of New Book on the White House and the Presidency

“Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency” is a delightful, well-written, and well-researched collection of stories about the White House and our Presidents. The book is highly readable and I strongly recommend it.  White House and American...
Can You Name the 10 Incumbent Presidents Who Were Defeated for Election?

Can You Name the 10 Incumbent Presidents Who Were Defeated for Election?

In our nation’s history, ten incumbent Presidents have been defeated at the polls when seeking a second term in the White House. Here’s the list of the unfortunate Presidents who were rejected by the voters: Election Year   Defeated President        ...
Presidential History Roundup #7

Presidential History Roundup #7

Presidential History Roundup #7: An Unlikely Presidential Friendship, Top 10 Presidential Dogs, Dynasties, New Reagan Biography, No Money to Attend Inauguration.  Interesting news about Presidential history from PresidentialHistory.com. Washington Borrowed Money to...