One of the Presidents of the United States was a rather handy fellow , responsible for creating inventions still used to this day. To find out which Head of State it was, as well as the man who had a movie career before becoming President, read the rest of this article.
The 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was an avid inventor and during one of his many tinkering sessions was able to create items that are still in use today. This includes the coat hanger and hideaway bed. He is also credited with inventing the dumbwaiter, which is a small freight elevator or lift that wasn’t meant to carry people, but instead, transport objects throughout a commercial or private building. Often connected between two floors, it usually served a purpose in the kitchen. Jefferson used one of the first dumbwaiters in the world at his home at Monticello, Virginia. It was a way to decrease the number of servants that stood around the table to just one person, so that his guests would have a better dining experience.
Appearing in B-films, Ronald Reagan (the 40th President of the United States) was an actor long before he became the President of the United States. His acting career started in films, but later branched off into television. In total, he appeared in 52 movie productions and found himself becoming a household name because of it.
Hard to believe, but Jimmy Carter was the first President born in a hospital. It was at Wise Clinic in Plains, Georgia, to be exact. He was the 39th President of the United States and served from 1977 to 1981. He also earned the esteemed honor of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, becoming the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States and is said related to an astounding 11 other Presidents. Related by blood or by marriage, his family tree includes the likes of John Quincy Adams (fourth cousin three times removed), Martin Van Buren (third cousin four times), Zachary Taylor (half fourth cousin three times removed), Calvin Coolidge (seventh cousin once removed), William Taft (sixth cousin twice removed), Grover Cleveland (half eighth cousin), Theodore Roosevelt (fifth cousin), Millard Fillmore (seventh cousin once removed), Ulysses Grant (fourth cousin once removed), Rutherford Hayes (sixth cousin once removed), and Franklin Pierce (sixth cousin twice removed).
The 4th President of the United States, James Madison, barely weighed 100 pounds.
The first president to give a speech over radio was Warren G. Harding , the 29th President of the United States. This took place on June 14, 1922, when he spoke at the dedication of the Francis Scott Key Memorial at Ft. McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland. In case you wanted to know, the station was called WEAR.