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57355.  Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:10 am Reply with quote

Which D was the first name of the 34th President Eisenhower?

F: Dwight

A: Although later known as Dwight, Eisenhower the son of a railroad hand was in fact christened David Dwight Eisenhower. As his father was called David and he had six brothers Eisenhower was always called Dwight at home in order to avoid complications. When he entered high school, he told everyone he was called Dwight, and the name stuck forever.
The four-pack-a-day smoker, who was born in 1890, established the presidential retreat Camp David. Although he claimed that he named it after his grandson, many think he might have immodestly named it after himself.
Eisenhower was the first President licenced to pilot an airplane, and the first President to submerge in an atomic-powered submarine. He was also the first President and/or former President to score a hole in one during a golf game which he accomplished on February 6, 1968 in Palm Springs, California. He also holds the dubious distinction of becoming the first President to use makeup for television appearances.

58626.  Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:42 am Reply with quote

Dwight D. Eisenhower had a putting green installed on the White House lawn.

Frederick The Monk
58737.  Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:49 am Reply with quote

Link to Harry 'S' Truman. Did Menocchio ever post the question 'What did the 'S' stand for?'

Frederick The Monk
58741.  Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:55 am Reply with quote

I suppose we could also do...

Q. What does the middle initial in Ulysses S. Grant stand for.

A. Ulysses.

Grant's real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant so the middle initial must stand for Ulysses. At the age of 17, and having barely passed the United States Military Academy's height requirement for entrance, Grant received a nomination to the Academy at West Point, New York, through his U.S. Congressman, Thomas L. Hamer. Hamer erroneously nominated him as Ulysses Simpson Grant, knowing Grant's mother's maiden name and forgetting that Grant was referred to in his youth as "H. Ulysses Grant" or "Lyss". Grant wrote his name in the entrance register as "Ulysses Hiram Grant" (concerned that he would otherwise become known by his initials, H.U.G.), but the school administration refused to accept any name other than the nominated form. Upon graduation, Grant adopted the form of his new name with middle initial only, never acknowledging that the "S" stood for Simpson.


Frederick The Monk
58743.  Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:02 pm Reply with quote

Q: What was US President Woodrow Wilson's middle name?

A: Woodrow. His full name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson.

Frederick The Monk
58746.  Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:05 pm Reply with quote

Q: What was US President Grover Cleveland's middle name?

A: Grover. His full name was Stephen Grover Cleveland

Frederick The Monk
58747.  Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:06 pm Reply with quote

Q: What was US President Calvin Coolidge, Jr's middle name?

A: Calvin. His full name was John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.

Frederick The Monk
58751.  Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:12 pm Reply with quote

Q: What was US President Gerald Ford's name?

A: Gerald Rudolph Ford was actually born Leslie Lynch King, Jr. His parents divorced two years after he was born, and two years later his mother remarried Gerald Ford, after whom he was renamed despite never being formally adopted by his step-father.

Frederick The Monk
58753.  Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:14 pm Reply with quote

Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III. He was named after his father, William Jefferson Blythe, Jr., a traveling salesman who had been killed in an auto accident three months before his son was born. His mother, born Virginia Dell Cassidy (19231994), remarried in 1950 to Roger Clinton. Roger Clinton owned an automobile dealership business with his brother, Raymond Clinton. The young Billy, as he was called, was raised by his mother and stepfather, assuming his last name "Clinton" throughout elementary school, but not formally changing it until he was 14.

58776.  Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:29 pm Reply with quote

The business about Clinton being descended from Jefferson doesn't appear to be a serious suggestion.

58779.  Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:38 pm Reply with quote

Jim Callaghan was known by his middle name.
Leonard James Callaghan


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