Presidential Trivia


Which two presidents previously had served as secretaries of war?

James Monroe briefly served as James Madison’s secretary of war and William Howard Taft served as Theodore Roosevelt’s secretary of war.

The last time a secretary of state became president it was James Buchanan, who served in the Polk administration and became the nation’s fifteenth president. Some have speculated that Hilary Rodham Clinton, the secretary of state under President Barack Obama, could run for the office.


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