Odd Fact: First Consecutive RIGHT-HANDED Presidents in Over 50 Years
Here's an odd Presidential fact: The United States hasn't had back-to-back right-handed Presidents since Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon.
Since Gerald Ford became the 38th President in 1974, all but TWO of our country's leaders have been left-handed. (George W. Bush and Donald Trump are both right-handed)
With right-handed Joe Biden inaugurated on Wednesday, that gives our country its first back-to-back RIGHT-HANDED presidents in over 50 years after Richard Nixon succeeded Lyndon B. Johnson in 1969.
In total, eight of the 46 U.S. Presidents have been left-handed:
- #20 James Garfield
- #31 Herbert Hoover
- #33 Harry Truman
- #38 Gerald Ford
- #40 Ronald Reagan
- #41 George H.W. Bush
- #42 Bill Clinton
- #44 Barack Obama
As for now 49 VICE PRESIDENTS throughout U.S. history; only five were known to be left-handed, (and three of them went on to become President): Henry Wallace, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, and George H.W. Bush.
LOOK: See the iconic cars that debuted the year you were born