View Poll Results: Who was President when you were born?

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  • George Walker Bush

    0 0%
  • William Jefferson Clinton

    0 0%
  • George Herbert Walker Bush

    2 1.74%
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan

    20 17.39%
  • James Earl Carter, Jr

    8 6.96%
  • Gerald Rudolph Ford

    5 4.35%
  • Richard Milhous Nixon

    17 14.78%
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson

    14 12.17%
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    4 3.48%
  • Dwight David Eisenhower

    19 16.52%
  • Harry S. Truman

    19 16.52%
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    5 4.35%
  • Herbert Clark Hoover

    0 0%
  • Calvin Coolidge

    1 0.87%
  • Warren Gamaliel Harding

    0 0%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    0 0%
  • William Howard Taft

    0 0%
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    1 0.87%
  • William McKinley

    0 0%
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    Donny Ray-gun.

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    I was born toward the end of Truman's first term, but my earliest recollections are of Ike. I even have an "I Like Ike" button. My mother was crazy for JFK and we had to go out to see him when he came to our town (Norfolk, VA) during the campaign. When the open Lincoln Continental slowed to pull over the curb at the athletic field of the high school I would later go to, everyone rushed him. Folks were grabbing at him, it was pandemonium. I swear he looked at a buddy of mine who got up to the car (and was right in front of me) and asked him if he tore the button off his coat.

    When he and his brother fought de jure segregation in the south, we didn't think much of him, feeling very picked on. I heard he was killed on my way to 10th grade geometry class and wasn't exactly torn up. But as the weekend wore on, it was the saddest, most oppressive feeling I can remember. I still regret my initial reaction - but kids are stupid, at least I figured out the magnitude of what had happened pretty quick.

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    Ike for me also.


    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Mine's not listed!!!!!!!!!!!
    Maybe Charles needs to choose from the list of Kings of England?

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    Yep - I was not only the one born when Calvin Coolidge was president - I can prove it with this photo.

    I was born 8/12/1926 and in July, 1927, my parents were vacationing in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. As luck would have it, the president was at his "Summer White House" - the Game Lodge - for the purpose of dedicating Mt Rushmore before the sculpting began. Mrs Grace Coolidge was out on the front lawn visiting with any tourists that wanted to talk to her - imagine that today with how the Secret Service guards the president's family and prevents such socialization. My parents visited with her and asked if they could take a picture of her. She not only agreed but offered to hold their 11 month old son for the picture and said she had a son nemed "Jack" also.



    My mother never forgave me for being too interested in Mrs Coolidge's Chow Chow dog to look at the camera while the president's wife was holding me.

    Just to show I haven't changed much, here I am with friends sharing lunch.




    and still loving dogs -




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    Ronald Reagan.

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    FDR.

    Hey, who voted Teddy Roosevelt? You expect us to believe that?

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    Dunno about that but my guess is there aren't many forums that have a member who can show a picture of him in the arms of the sitting "First Lady' and not cause a scandal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OJ View Post
    ...there aren't many forums that have a member who can show a picture of him in the arms of the sitting "First Lady' and not cause a scandal.

    If Hillary gets elected, I suspect we'll see a lot of pictures with someone in the lap of her "First Lady".

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    Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
    If Hillary gets elected, I suspect we'll see a lot of pictures with someone in the lap of her "First Lady".
    Yep - the difference being that Grace Coolidge was a lady in the true sense of the word.


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    Hey OJ. Too Cool! That's some great history you have there. My dad was also born during the Coolidge administration. Looks like you’re about eight months older than he is.

    Reagan is on top so far. Dang, that makes me feel old since I served in the Air Force under Carter and Reagan.

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    Lyndon Baines Johnson

    Love those pictures OJ! Nice looking dogs too.

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    Harry S. Truman
    I had to go find out who it was.....I wasn't real interested in Polar-tics back then. I never really thought about it till this poll. Most of you guys are just young pups.

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    Eisenhower for me.

    I was in 4th grade when JFK was shot, can still remember the PA announcement.

    I recall the folks sttting at the TV crying, I had little idea what it was all about.

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    holy sh!t O.J.!!!!!what do you feed them dogs?? little lost neighborhood kids??

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    holy sh!t O.J.!!!!!what do you feed them dogs?? little lost neighborhood kids??
    They are big with fawn bro at 202# in vet's in October and "little" brindle sis at a dainty 199# - we've had Mastiffs for decades and these are the largest (and smartest) we've ever had. Don't show any more but have trophies - more in obedience than conformation. I buy 96# of Iams chunks for large breeds every three weeks or so - their apetite has halved since about age two.

    They were cute little puppies at 11 weeks -



    still "cute" -



    And good campers -



    Called 'Gentle Giants" in the dog world.


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    Ronald Reagan here

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    LBJ... Who's lasting legacy is the widespread creation of "projects" that shaped the culture of the inner cities that this nation is still recovering from. Way to go there Johnson. Smmmmmoooooth.

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    Wow I just found out Ford was President when I was born in Januarary of '76. For some reason I always thought Carter was President in 1976. Interesting.

    I was surprised at the number of Reagan votes but he did cover nearly an entire decade. He's the 1st president I have a memory of.

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    Ike was the man.

    The first time I voted for a President, I voted for Nixon.

    My dad, who was a staunch Democrat ( being a union man) about had a coronary when I told him who I voted for!

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    George H.W. Bush.

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