Political Trivia Question of the Day

Which president had the longest inauguration speech?

Bonus question – who had the shortest?

3 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JohnInDenver says:

    Longest is easy — Harrison, who delivered almost a 2 hour stemwinder in a snow storm, caught pneumonia, and died shortly after.

    I'd have to Google to find the shortest …. I'd guess Lincoln's Second, but wouldn't be surprised if one of the early Presidents beat it.

  2. allyncooper says:

    Ditto on Harrison for longest. I've read Lincoln's second so I know its pretty short (like 5 minutes)

  3. Civics101 says:

    Longest was William Henry Harrison.

    Shortest was George Washington.

    Franklin Pierce was the only president to give his from memory with no notes.

     

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