Monday, December 29, 2008

Andrew Johnson- 200th Birth Anniversary

Have you heard of Andrew Johnson, he was the 17th President of the United States, upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln? Did you know he was the first US President to be impeached? He served as a member of the senate after his White House years and also was a tailor in Tennessee. December 29, 1908 is when he was born, two hundred years ago.
Learn more hum ours thing about him and other Vice Presidents in the new book “Veeps” by Bill Kelter. Veeps tells the sordid, head-scratching, perversely-entertaining stories of these men we've chosen to ride shotgun in the biggest rig in democracy, without ever seriously considering the possibility that they might have to take the wheel.

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