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Wait…he was a president?

Millard Fillmore

For many, President’s Day only means a few things: you can’t deposit a check or mail a letter, but you get to play hookey from work and school.

So far, we’ve had 44 presidents who are supposedly being honored on this day, but unless they’re George Washington, Honest Abe, or Obama, they’re probably forgotten about.

Let’s take a look at some of the presidents who are rarely mentioned in history class, and who you’ll have to Wikipedia after reading this article.

1. John Tyler

  • 10th president of the United States
  • Term: 1841-45
  • Fact: Sided with the Confederates; his death was the only one in presidential history not to be mourned in Washington

2. Millard Fillmore

  • 13th president
  • Term: 1850-53
  • Fact: When he took office after Zachary Taylor died suddenly, the whole presidential cabinet offered their resignations

3. James A. Garfield

  • 20th president
  • Term: 1881
  • Fact: Was assassinated

4. Chester A. Arthur

  • 21st president
  • Term: 1881-85
  • Fact: Became one of Washington’s most eligible bachelors

5. Grover Cleveland

  • 24th president
  • Term: 1893-97
  • Fact: the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms

Now do you remember them? Probably not…but at least you have a little more knowledge of them, courtesy of Wikipedia.

  • written by estudy on February 21st, 2012
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