By Bill Fawcett

Every 4 years american citizens visit the polls to opt for a leader—a personage of unimpeachable sobriety and ethical status who will function a paragon for the remainder of us. yet fact be informed, presidents and their households are humans too—with quirks and personality flaws like each person else . . . and lots of skeletons damn round of their closets. Oval workplace Oddities is a grand compendium of interesting, occasionally embarrassing presidential proof, gaffes, and oddball behaviors—available in lots of time for Election Day!

White condo Whoopee: we have now all heard in regards to the dalliances of Clinton and Kennedy—but what have been Washington, Jefferson, FDR, and Ike doing in the back of closed doors?

America's Imelda: Mary Todd Lincoln had an endearing little garments fetish . . . and as soon as bought three hundred pairs of gloves in one month!

Go West, younger Prez: "California Dreamin'" used to be no longer a most sensible presidential precedence . . . when you consider that no Commander in leader afflicted to go to the ignored coast until eventually Rutherford B. Hayes did in 1880.

Crazy Jack: Many renowned leaders have been completely confident that John Adams used to be stark raving bonkers!

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The result was that wealth became concentrated more than ever and the economy began the slide into what was later known as the Great Depression. Much more than Hoover, who was mostly guilty of inaction, this economic disaster can be attributed to Calvin Coolidge’s policies. This is a time when government was not supposed to get involved in the business of America, but the thirtieth president raised that policy to an indolent, but eventually disastrous, extreme. First Time Lucky Herbert Hoover had not only never run for national office when he became the Republican candidate for the presidency ★ 26 OVAL OFFICE ODDITIES in 1928, but he had never run for any office in his life, except class treasurer when attending Stanford University.

Kids The youngest president at the time of his inauguration was Theodore Roosevelt. He succeeded to office when William McKinley was assassinated. He was just forty-two at that time. Kennedy was forty-three when he became president in 1960. The next youngest were William Clinton and U. S. Grant, both at forty-six. The oldest president at his inauguration was Ronald Reagan at sixty-nine. He just barely beat out William Henry Harrison, sixty-eight. Weak But Strong Heart Teddy Roosevelt was a sickly child and an aftereffect of his illnesses was to be left with a weak heart.

But Lincoln’s son, Tad, took a liking to the bird and often fed it. Within a week, the turkey was following the young boy around the White House like a house pet. But as Thanksgiving approached Tad began to realize the fate of his new pet. Reacting as only a young child can, he became quite upset over the impending fate of his new animal friend. This was during the Civil War, and President Lincoln was in a meeting when Tad burst in, able to wait no longer. The boy insisted that his father act immediately to save the turkey.

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