Ex-POTUS Trivia Question


There are currently four living ex-presidents – Carter, G.H.W. Bush, Clinton and G.W. Bush. What was the greatest number of living ex-POTUSes at any one time?

Bonus points: Name them

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It was a semi-trick question. The number is five and it’s happened twice.

Five ex-presidents were alive from January 21, 1993 until Nixon died on April 22, 1994. (Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Carter and G.H.W. Bush.)

When Clinton left office on January 21, 2001, he joined Ford, Carter, Reagan and G.H.W. Bush to make five living ex-POTUSes again. Reagan died on June 5, 2004. Ford died on December 26, 2006.

BTW – When Lyndon Johnson died on January 22, 1973 there where no former presidents left alive, the first time that that had happened since the death of George Washington in 1799.

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68 Responses to Ex-POTUS Trivia Question

  1. myiq2xu says:

    This is an open thread

  2. myiq2xu says:
  3. HELENK says:


    major flood alerts may be shut down do to sequester.

    backtrack is not going to be happy until there is a major disaster and he can blame it on republicans

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Another nice photo:

  5. votermom says:

  6. DeniseVB says:

    For fans of the Battle Hymn from today’s Bush Center dedication:

  7. votermom says:

    Ace on that “school makes kids try gay kiss” story

    NY State Middle School Forces Girls to Kiss Each Other as Part of Anti-Gay-Bullying “Workshop”
    It’s unconscionable.

    It’s truly horrifying.

    There is a very real suspicion, held for good reason, that anything that is not illegal in a socialist state will be mandatory. That is, there are only two categories of actions: the illegal and criminal, and the mandatory and coerced.

    If the Gay Rights people are insisting that children must kiss same-sex children in order to make their lives more convenient, then I am going fully Anti-Gay-Rights.

    You cannot demand that someone afford you the right of liberty while in the same movement stealing that very thing from everyone else.

    How about this for an insane idea: Just as people have the right to be gay, other people retain their right to not be gay.

    Or is that to “extreme” a position?


    Your Fucking.



    Other People’s Children.

    For God’s sake. For God’s sake.

    Posted by: Ace at 04:10 PM


    • DeniseVB says:

      Yes, leave the kids alone. Geeesh, we practiced “kissing” each other at slumber parties in high school to see what all the fuss was about kissing boys. And yeah, those were the Frankie and Annette days 😀

  8. votermom says:

    Feel good burka story

  9. votermom says:

    UK columnist:
    Where is the mob of Muslim-hating Americans going crazy after Boston? It’s a figment of liberals’ imaginations

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      The whole crew is returning to their day job as picketers for Westboro Baptist “Church”

  10. votermom says:

    I know it’s Coulter, but this made me snicker

    Ann Coulter ‏@AnnCoulter 1m
    Congress looking to exempt itself from Obamacare. Apparently, they finally got around to reading it.

    • DeniseVB says:

      When I was going through the vile prog days, my husband bought her book, How to Speak to Liberals. I think it saved my marriage 😀

      • myiq2xu says:

        I quit caring about Ann Coulter when I realized that she is basically a shock jock without a radio program. Just like Bill Maher is a TV shock jock.

        They both say things that are outrageous to get attention – red meat for their own partisans, pearl clutching vapors for the other side.

        But occasionally they both get off a good line.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Slapping myself silly. Maybe it’s the awesomesauce of seeing all my living Presidents and First Ladies today, or the Battle Hymn that always reminds me what a great country I live in ….. but Obama is giving a great speech in Waco right now. Kudos to his speechwriters.

  12. myiq2xu says:

    I am pleased to report that the Klown Family has been expanded to include another grand-niece. Details are sketchy but mom and baby are doing fine. If this one is anything like her older sister my nephew and his wife are in for some interesting times.

    BTW – In these days of blended families we need to come up with some new terms. What should I call my kids’ half-sister? (Same mom, different dads) She is not a “in” or “step” relation. I see her all the time because her siblings are my kids and my grandkids are her niece and nephews.

    There really oughta be a word for that.

    BTW 2.0 – Grandkids make you play nice with people you hoped you would never see again.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Congrats! And there should be a cousin-in-law sort of name too. They’re some of my favorite people. Probably because I’m not related to them. 🙂

    • HELENK says:

      just family works, she is now a part of yours.

      • HELENK says:

        i meant to say congratulations and enjoy watching her grow. It is funny how we learn to stop and enjoy small things watching the wonder in a child’s eyes as the see the wide world.

        also funny to watch such a small person make big people jump when they speak and take over the whole house

        • myiq2xu says:

          I don’t get to watch her grow. They live in NH.

          But being a grandparent is MUCH more enjoyable than parenting. No stress, no responsibility, and you can’t be embarrassed by anything they say or do.

        • HELENK says:

          grandkids are a parents best revenge.

          a couple of years ago for Christmas I wrote a journal for each of my kids with stories of what they did when they were kids. You want to see panic, they were afraid their kids would read the stories. I did not write any stories that the kids could use against them but it was fun to listen to the worry from them. I left room in each journal for them to add stories.
          also wrote recipes for them

    • votermom says:

      Congrats! You are a patriarch. 😀

    • elliesmom says:

      In our family we call all of the people who are related to people we’re related to, but not related to us, the “outlaws”.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Well my 22 year old outlaw quasi-daughter had to get a full hysterectomy last week. She had a tumor. She is married but no kids. Poor thing is really having a rough time. She’s the type that would have loved having about 5 kids.

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      2.0. Right now gdaughter is the only thing keepkng S alive (am firm adherant to the Bill Cosby Parenting Law [brought ya into this world and will take you right out -and make another])

    • Jadzia says:

      In my (totally dysfunctional) family, pretty much none of us are biologically related, or are only partially so. (Lots of adoptions, divorces, remarriages with kids from previous marriages in tow, and new kids resulting from the remarriages.) We just use the words sister, brother, niece, cousin, whatever, and leave off the steps and the halves. That’s what X and I have chosen to do with respect to my oldest (from a previous marriage) as well. All the kids are just plain old brothers and sisters as far as we and they are concerned. So if it were me, I would just go with niece or grand niece. As a former kid from a broken home, I really appreciated that the, uh, “appended” members of the older generations never made a distinction.

  13. DandyTiger says:

    If you can rattle off these charts without having to think, you’ve got too many relatives.

  14. HELENK says:


    about that freedom of religion, I guess it no longer applies in the military

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      Yeh, I know a couple of Southern Baptists. They ARE more dangerous than M-persons. They smoke cigars!

      • myiq2xu says:

        Iffen they smoke cigars they ain’t Foot-Washing Baptists. FWB don’t smoke, drink, dance or play cards. They better get into Heaven cuz they’re living in Hell right now.

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