Special Sub-Topic: Political Birthplaces, Part I
|Bill Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States and the second president ever impeached. Where was he born?|
Arkansas. William Jefferson Clinton was born August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His name at birth was William Jefferson Blythe III. He took the last name Clinton (after his step-father) at age 14. He served five terms as governor of Arkansas before being elected president in 1992. His impeachment in 1999 did not result in conviction.
|Jimmy Carter was the 39th president of the United States and brought about the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt. Where was he born?|
Georgia. James Earl Carter, Jr. was born October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, and was the first U.S. president born in a hospital. His great-grandfather served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. In 1976, he became the first person from the Deep South to be elected president since the Civil War.
|Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States and the first U.S. president to visit the People's Republic of China. Where was he born?|
California. Richard Milhous Nixon was born January 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California. He served two terms as vice-president under Dwight Eisenhower and was elected President in 1968. He was the first U.S. president to resign the office. He died April 22, 1994, in New York, New York.
|Remember Dan Quayle? Apparently he had trouble spelling the word 'potato'. Still he has made something of himself. Where was he born?|
Indiana. James Danforth Quayle was born February 4, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He served as vice-president under George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993. He is the first vice-president (not to become president) to have a museum about him, located in Huntington, Indiana.
|Then there is Bob Dole. Bob Dole has been seen doing commercials for cola and a certain prescription product. Where was Bob Dole born?|
Kansas. Robert Joseph Dole was born July 22, 1923, in Russell, Kansas. Parodied for referring to himself in the third-person, he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Kansas in 1968. He ran for vice-president in 1976 and for president in 1996, both unsuccessfully. His wife Elizabeth has also served in the U.S. Senate, representing North Carolina.
|Senator Joe Lieberman ran for vice-president in 2000 as Al Gore's running mate and as the first Jewish person on a major ticket. Where was he born?|
Connecticut. Joseph Isadore Lieberman was born February 24, 1942 in Stamford, Connecticut. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988 from his home state. He was also an unsuccessful candidate for president in 2004. His wife, Hadassah, was born in what is now the Czech Republic.
|Rudy Giuliani was named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2001. Where was he born?|
New York. Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III was born May 28, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York. He served as mayor of the City of New York from 1994 to 2001. After the World Trade Center attacks, he demonstrated a leadership role that has been considered highly regarded by people throughout the country and New York City.
|What about Jesse Ventura, the governor that could beat up any other state's governor, according to campaign slogans? Where was he born?|
Minnesota. Jesse "The Body" Ventura, born as James George Janos, was born July 15, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served as a Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, and motion picture actor before being elected mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota in 1990. In 1998, running as the Reform Party candidate, he defeated both the Republican and Democrat candidate to be Minnesota's 38th governor.
|Laura Bush has been a champion of education causes and women's health issues while living in the White House. Where was she born?|
Texas. Laura Lane Welch Bush was born on November 4, 1946, in Midland, Texas. In 2001, she became first lady of the United States when her husband George was sworn in as president. She met her husband at a backyard barbecue in 1977 and was married three months later. She and her husband have twin daughters born in 1981.
|George W. Bush became the second son of a president to become president himself. Where was he born?|
Connecticut. George Walker Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the eldest son of George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. He served as governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000, when he was elected as the 43rd president . He won re-election in 2004.
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