In 1901, a doctor was told mid-surgery that he was needed urgently elsewhere, to which he responded that he could not leave “even for the President of the United States”. He was then told he needed to operate on William McKinley, the President of the United States. The doctor maintained his claim and actually didn’t leave.
President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving up by a week, so that the Christmas shopping season could start earlier.
On a 1995 visit to Washington D.C., Russian President Boris Yeltsin was found on Pennsylvania Avenue, drunk, in his underwear and trying to hail a cab in order to find pizza.
The White House is not free for the President. He receives a bill for food and expenses every month.
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Daniel Webster, who ran for president and lost three times, declined the Vice Presidency twice, thinking it a worthless office. Both presidents who offered it later died in office, meaning that if he had accepted, he would’ve become president after all. source
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The Secret Service agent that saved President Reagan’s life became a Secret Service agent after seeing a movie starring Ronald Reagan as a Secret Service Agent. source
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A few weeks before Abraham Lincoln was elected president, 11 year old Grace Bedell sent Lincoln a letter encouraging him to grow a beard, writing, “All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you…” By the time of his inauguration, Lincoln had a full beard.
Woodrow Wilson is the only president to have a PhD. He held a Ph.D. in history and political science.