Who Was the Youngest President?

And more Presidential trivia questions, for fans of Presidential trivia.

Presidential Trivia

These Presidential trivia questions might or might not improve your win ratio at Trivial Pursuit, but we've been wanting to launch a section of the site that's actually devoted to trivia for a while now. And questions and answers about United States Presidents seemed like a really good place to start.

This page could come in handy for people who want to play Presidents Day trivia, too.

President Trivia Questions

Who Was the Youngest President?

A lot of people might answer, "John F. Kennedy was the youngest US President." Those people would be wrong. John F. Kennedy was one of the youngest Presidents, but Theodore Roosevelt was actually younger than John F. Kennedy. Teddy Roosevelt was 42 years old when he was elected, while John F. Kennedy was 43 years old. This makes TR the youngest President to take office.

Bill Clinton was also one of the youngest Presidents. He was 46 years old when he was elected. Ulysses Grant was also 46 years old, and Barack Obama was 47 years old.

Most Presidents have been elected when they were in their 50's.

Who Was the Oldest President?

Ronald Reagan was the oldest President. He was 69 years old when he was elected, but he was only a few days away from his 70th birthday. William Henry Harrison was 68 years old when he was elected, and George H.W. Bush was 64 years old when he was elected.

Who Was the Shortest President?

James Madison, at 5'4", was the shortest US President. Martin Van Buren and Benjamin Harrison were both 5"6", so they're tied for the distinction of being the second shortest President.

Who Was the Tallest President?

We've had two presidents who were both 6"4" tall--Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Thomas Jefferson was 6'2 1/2", while the following Presidents were all 6'2":

Which Presidents Were Assassinated?

There have only been four presidents who were assassinated while they were in office. Here's a list of US Presidents assassinated while they were in office:

Even though only four presidents have been assassinated, at least fifteen Presidents have been targeted for assassination. Ronald Reagan was shot and survived.

Which Presidents Died in Office?

The four Presidents who were assassinated died in office. The four other Presidents that died in office:

  1. William Henry Harrison
  2. Zachary Taylor
  3. Warren G. Harding
  4. Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Who Were the First Four Presidents?

The first four Presidents were:

  1. George Washington
  2. John Adams
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. James Madison

With the exception of John Adams, each of the first four Presidents served two terms; Adams only served a single term.

Which Presidents Were Bachelors?

The only lifelong bachelor President was James Buchanan. He was also the only President from Pennsylvania. He is still referred to as the bachelor President.

Grover Cleveland was a bachelor when he took office, but he married while he was President.

Who Was George Washington's Vice President

George Washington's Vice President was John Adams, who went on to serve as President after Washington's two terms in office.

What Is the President's Salary?

The President's salary is $400,000 a year. The President also receives a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 annual travel account, and a $19,000 annual entertainment account.

Former Presidents receive a pension of $191,300 a year.