Monday, January 5, 2009

PRESIDENTS AND ME

I was born on election day November 2, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut.

More presidents have been born on November 2nd than any other day. Two out of 44 to be exact; James Polk and Warren Harding.

James Polk was born November 2, 1795 and was the 11th president. Polk's term of office was from 1845-1849. He was the first president to retire after one term. Polk presided over the successful Mexican-American war and was the president involved with the second most expansion in the size of territory added to the United States with the securing of the Oregon territory (Washington, Oregon, & Idaho) for 285,000 square miles and the further purchase of 525,000 square miles.

Warren Harding was born November 2, 1865 and served as the 29th president serving from 1921-1923 and died in office being succeeded by vice-president Calvin Coolidge.