Fun Facts About Presidents

  • George Washington’s teeth weren’t wooden; instead they were made of gold, ivory, lead, and animals’ teeth.

  • Martin Van Buren was the first president born in the United States.

  • Abraham Lincoln was a skillful wrestler.

  • Andrew Johnson made his own suits as president.

  • Ulysses S. Grant once got a speeding ticket while on a horse.

  • James A. Garfield was ambidextrous, and could write a sentence in Latin with one hand, and the same sentence in Greek with the other hand, both at the same time.

  • Grover Cleveland was the legal guardian to his wife.

  • Calvin Coolidge had two pet raccoons named Reuben and Rebecca, and they often wandered around the White House.

  • George W. Bush was a cheerleader in high school.

  • Barack Obama worked at Baskin-Robbins as a teenager, and now he can’t stand ice cream.

By Lauren Hutchins
Picture Credits: USA flag supply

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