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Interesting Facts About U.S. Presidents 3

Do you know how tall the tallest President of the United States was and what were the exact measurements? How about the President who was scared of electric lights? In this article, you will also encounter trivia and facts regarding Herbert Hoover, Theodore Roosevelt, and Andrew Jackson.

Did you know that the 29th President of the United States, Warren Harding, had a thing for playing cards? At least two times per week, Harding played poker and at one time, even placed an entire set of White House china as one of the prizes in the pot. He bet the china on one of his poker hands, and wound up losing the china.

Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States, let his horse graze on the White House lawn.

The first President to have a telephone in the White House was Herbert Hoover , the 31st President of the United States. Also, he is known for having a son that kept a pair of rather intimidating pets , two alligators.

The honor for tallest President in the United States goes to our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who stood six feet four inches tall.

Petrified of electric lights, Benjamin Harrison (the 23rd President of the United States) refused to have anything to do with them and had his White House staff turn them on and off.

Whenever you cuddle up to the teddy bear, thank President Theodore Roosevelt for lending his name to the iconic children’s and Valentine’s Day stuffed animal, which was named after him.
Until he turned five years old, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (the 32nd President of the United States) was forced to wear a dress , a practice his mother insisted upon.

When Andrew Jackson (who served from 1829 to 37 as President of the United States) was wounded in a duel with Charles Dickenson in May of 1806, he earned the title as the American president who lived the longest with a bullet in his chest.

The average citizen is not the only kind of people that legally change their name, as a handful of presidents have also added or removed parts of their given names , whether it was a last name or a middle name they simply disapproved of. John Calvin Coolidge became Calvin Coolidge. Hiram Ulysses Grant became Ulysses Simpson Grant. Stephen Grover Cleveland became Grover Cleveland. Thomas Woodrow Wilson became Woodrow Wilson. David Dwight Eisenhower became Dwight David Eisenhower. When his mother remarried and his stepfather legally adopted him, Leslie King, Jr. took the name Gerald Rudolph Ford. When his mother remarried and his stepfather legally adopted him, William Jefferson Blythe became William Jefferson Clinton.

He must have been doing something right, as the only President elected to four terms was Franklin Delano Roosevelt (the 32nd) , from 1933 to 1945.