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President Visits Wisconsin


President Bush is scheduled to visit Milwaukee this week, following in the footsteps of other chief executives.

Then-senator John F. Kennedy campaigned here in 1960, Franklin Roosevelt stopped in to celebrate the state's tercentennary in 1934, Calvin Coolidge fished here in 1928, and Theodore Roosevelt visited the state several times (and was even shot here).

Of course, three American chief executives - - Zachary Taylor, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis (yes, we realize he was president of a different, short-lived, American government but he was a chief executive nonetheless) were here at the same time during the Black Hawk War of 1832. One author even suggested that Davis administered the oath of allegiance to the U.S. to Lincoln, but he gets so much else wrong in such a short space that one must question his assertion.
:: Posted in Curiosities on May 18, 2005

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