Who was the shortest President?
The heaviest President was William Howard Taft (1909-13), who sometimes tipped the scales at more than 300 pounds during his tenure. After he became stuck in the White House bathtub, Taft ordered a new one installed. The replacement was big enough to hold four grown men of average size.
The oldest President ever elected was Ronald Reagan (1981-89). The 40th President took office at the age of 69.
The youngest elected President was John F. Kennedy (1961-63), who reached the White House at 43. But the youngest President to ever serve was Theodore Roosevelt (1901-09), who was elected Vice President on a ticket with President William McKinley. In September 1901 a deranged anarchist shot McKinley twice in Buffalo, New York, and Roosevelt assumed the top office at 42.
NET CHECK IN’s:
A total of 29 people checked into the Net tonight and a whopping 8 of those had the correct answer to the Trivia Question! Congratulations to:
- Javier – KF6FFO
- Sidney – KG6RDA
- Harry – KF6ZQM
- Roy – W6REH
- Timothy – KI6TIG
- Leon – AF6TT
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- Murry – WA6USL
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