Extreme Presidential Trivia provides the answers to a host of questions surrounding the nations chief executive officers. You can learn which presidents died in office, served as attorneys before holding office, did not have children, were freemasons, attended Harvard, won the Nobel Peace Prize, or were Boy Scouts.
Designed to educate and entertain, Extreme Presidential Trivia details trivia not found in many history books. Youll learn who was the only chief executive to be elected unanimously; who received a speeding ticket while in office, resulting in the confiscation of his horse and buggy; and who did play-by-play of a Chicago Cubs game on radio.
In this study, author Bradley W. Rasch explores the history of the state, its politics, and its power brokers and details little-known facts about some of the important people:
Edward Coles, who served as governor from 1822 to 1826, was an abolitionist long before it was fashionable.
Gov. Joseph Duncans (18341838) major accomplishment was moving the state capital to Springfield.
William Ogden is called Chicagos founder and served as the first mayor after its incorporation, which he helped facilitate.
Mayor Augustus Garrett served as mayor twice but is best known for having his second election invalidated due to fraud.
Filled with an interesting array of facts and trivia, The Governors of Illinois and the Mayors of Chicago shows how many of the people who served in these positions have gone on to receive national and international acclaim and influence.