Trivia Questions for Presidential

How many Georgia counties are named for Presidents?

Answer: Seven Counties are Named for U.S. Presidents and One for the Confederate President

Jeff Davis County - for Confederate President Jefferson Davis
Jefferson County - for Thomas Jefferson
Madison County - for James Madison
Monroe County - for James Monroe
Pierce County - for Franklin Pierce
Polk County - for James K. Polk
Taylor County - for Zachary Taylor
Washington County - for George Washington

Note: Lincoln County is not named for Abraham Lincoln, but for Revolutionary War General Benjamin Lincoln

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What president visited Augusta, Georgia 45 times, even having a cabin built for him at Augusta National?

Answer: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Source: The White House

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What presidential contender was nominated at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta's Omni in 1988?

Answer: Michael Dukakis

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Source: Hal O'Brien

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What Columbus-born presidential contender (in 1996) attended the University of Georgia in the 1960s, obtaining a BBA and PhD?

Answer: Phil Gramm

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Source: United States Congress

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What former Georgia congresswoman was the Green Party presidential candidate in 2008?

Answer: Cynthia McKinney

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Source: United States Congress

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What Augusta native served as a personal aide to presidents T. Roosevelt and Taft before becoming a casualty when the Titanic sank in 1912?

Answer: Archibald Butt

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Source: Library of Congress

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What former Georgia congressman was the Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 2008?

Answer: Bob Barr

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Source: United States Congress

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What vice-president visited the site of the Battle of Chickamauga (his ancestor fought there)?

Answer: Richard (Dick) Cheney

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Source: The White House

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Which President attended a G-8 summit on Sea Island, Georgia?

Answer: George W. Bush

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Source: The White House

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Who is the only Georgian to be elected President of the United States?

Answer: Jimmy Carter

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Source: The White House

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Which Georgian, after serving as governor and lieutenant governor, ran for President?

Answer: Lester Maddox

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Source: Photo by Ed Jackson

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What President died in Georgia?

Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Source: Little White House/Georgia Department of Natural Resources

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Who is the only Georgia Senator to run for President?

Answer: Richard Russell, Jr.

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Source: United States Congress

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Which former First Lady is buried in Georgia?

Answer: Ellen Axson Wilson (Widow of Woodrow Wilson)

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Source: Library of Congress

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What future President spent part of his youth in Augusta and practiced law in Atlanta?

Answer: Woodrow Wilson

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Source: The White House

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Which President's mother lived in Bulloch Hall in Roswell, Georgia?

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

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Source: The White House

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Who is the only sitting President to address a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly?

Answer: William McKinley

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Source: The White House

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What Georgia Congressman, known as the Father of Rural Free Delivery, was a presidential candidate?

Answer: Tom Watson

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Source: Library of Congress

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What President was arrested in Georgia?

Answer: Jefferson Davis (Confederate President)

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Source: National Archives

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What future President fought in the Battle of Atlanta?

Answer: Benjamin Harrison

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Source: Library of Congress

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What former Georgia governor was a vice-presidential candidate (with Stephen Douglas) in 1860?

Answer: Herschel Johnson

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Source: Library of Congress

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What Georgian served as Vice-President of the Confederacy?

Answer: Alexander Stephens

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Source: Library of Congress

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Who was the first Republican candidate for the Presidency; he was also born in Savannah?

Answer: John C. Fremont

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Source: Kansas Historical Society

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Who was the first Georgian to run for the Presidency?

Answer: William Harris Crawford

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Source: John Wesley Jarvis

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Who was the first sitting President to visit Georgia?

Answer: George Washington

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Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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