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Question About Past Presidents

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posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 09:38 PM
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Does anyone know if there has ever been a President in the United States that was not formally educated; and if so, which?




posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 10:09 PM
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Lincoln for one. I would have to look up the biographies to get more. I don't believe Andy Jackson was highly educated, he was near illiterate.

12 presidents held the rank of General. 1 had a PhD (real, not honorary). 1 was a spy for the U.S. earlier in his life (arguably 2). 2 sets of father/son. 1 set of grandfather/grandson. 1 set of cousins.

This thread could turn into a trivia fest.



posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 10:11 PM
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Here (linked below) is a list of Presidents and their education.
See "List by Presidents," where it indicated 'school(s)':
Andrew Jackson has "None" listed, as does Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and Grover Cleveland.
List of United States Presidents by College Education





seekerof

[edit on 25-4-2006 by Seekerof]



posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 10:23 PM
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Hmm I always thought that Lincoln was a lawyer. Ya learn something new everyday.



posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by Mr Mxyztplk
Hmm I always thought that Lincoln was a lawyer. Ya learn something new everyday.


He was, but self taught.



posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 11:23 PM
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Thanks alot for that list Seekerof. The only one I really had knowledge of was Lincoln; I knew his education was questionable since he was mostly self-taught and his 'education' consisted of schooling by unofficial teachers for something like 18 months. But anyways, thanks for the help; was looking for something like a list.


-Omniscient



posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 11:36 PM
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I seem to recall from somewhere that Andrew Johnson was taught to read by his wife; in any case, his language was apparently quite coarse and not reflective of higher education.



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