President Ulysses S. Grant was once arrested during his term of office. He was convicted of exceeding the Washington speed limit on his horse and was fined $20.
Grover Cleveland was the only U.S president to marry in the White House.
The “S” in Harry S. Truman was not just the initial of his middle name, but “S” was his middle name. His parents could not agree on a middle name, so they made it “S” which was the first initial of both of Harry’s grandfathers.
John F. Kennedy’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia is the most-visited presidential grave.
There have been four US Presidents who never held any other elective office: U. S. Grant, William H. Taft, Herbert Hoover, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Two US presidents were survived by their fathers: John F. Kennedy and Warren Harding.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only US president elected four times.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first U.S. President to select a woman to serve in his cabinet.
Four US presidents served an entire term without a vice president: John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, and Chester Arthur.
Woodrow Wilson was the only US president to earn a doctorate.
James Buchanan was the only US president never to be married.
The only American president to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy was Jimmy Carter, who graduated in the class of 1946.
Abraham Lincoln, who invented a hydraulic device for lifting ships over shoals, was the only U.S. president ever granted a patent.
George Washington is the only man whose birthday is a legal holiday in every state of the United States.
Richard Nixon was the 1st US president to visit China in February, 1972.
Gerald Ford was the only US president not to have been elected to either the presidency or the vice presidency.
Presidents of the United States have had the following denominational affiliations: Episcopalian (11); Presbyterian (8); Baptist (4); Methodist (4); Unitarian (4); No formal affiliation (3), Disciples of Christ (2); Dutch Reformed (2); Quaker (2); Catholic (1); Congregationalist (1) and United Church of Christ (1).
Andrew Jackson, 7th U.S. president, dueled with Charles Dickinson after he insulted Jackson ‘s marriage. Jackson let his opponent fire first, giving himself time to take aim. Jackson took a bullet in the chest and, without flinching, calmly killed his man.
Throughout its history, the White House has been known as the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s House,” and the “Executive Mansion.” President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.