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Save Ferris
03-04-08, 01:15 PM
A week or so ago a newspaper mentioned that there were 2 presidents who were at one time [in their lifetime] held as a prisoner of war. If McCain was elected he would be third.

For the life of me I cant figure out which presidents in history were ever imprisoned. Anyone here know?

dick_grayson
03-04-08, 01:18 PM
George W. Bush
Howard Taft

X
03-04-08, 01:20 PM
Google finds Andrew Jackson.

flagstone
03-04-08, 01:20 PM
Andrew Jackson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson#Early_life_and_career) is one.

NCMojo
03-04-08, 01:23 PM
Andrew Jackson future president of the US fought at the Battle of Hanging Rock (North Carolina) at the age of 13 and was taken prisoner by the British.

And depending on how you want to interpret the question... Ronald Reagan was in the movie Prisoner of War (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047369/).

Save Ferris
03-04-08, 01:23 PM
no other one? The paper said there were 2

JasonF
03-04-08, 01:26 PM
It's actually George W.

No, not that one. The one who was held as a POW during the French and Indian War in 1754.

wendersfan
03-04-08, 01:27 PM
I hear JFK liked to play "sexy interrogator" from time to time with Marilyn.

NCMojo
03-04-08, 01:28 PM
Well, for that matter... technically, Jefferson Davis was a prisoner of war.

NCMojo
03-04-08, 01:28 PM
This reminds me of the bar bet about the first American president...

Vibiana
03-05-08, 09:26 AM
I don't think George Bush, pere , was ever technically a POW, but he came close to being captured by the Japanese during WWII.

I think Andy Jackson and Taft are the right ones.

JasonF
03-05-08, 09:55 AM
Was I too cryptic?

George Washington was a prisoner of war during the French and Indian War. Andrew Jackson was a prisoner of war during the American Revolution.

Red Dog
03-05-08, 10:01 AM
Was I too cryptic?

George Washington was a prisoner of war during the French and Indian War. Andrew Jackson was a prisoner of war during the American Revolution.


Maybe you could clear it up by calling it the Seven Years War. ;)

The Bus
03-05-08, 10:03 AM
Jackson and Washington is the correct answer. Taft, I believe, never saw battle.

I didn't know de Gaulle, Churchill, and Mitterrand were all POWs. Churchill escaped.

The Bus
03-05-08, 10:04 AM
This reminds me of the bar bet about the first American president...

Van Buren?

dork
03-05-08, 10:06 AM
I didn't know de Gaulle, Churchill, and Mitterrand were all POWs. Churchill escaped.
Holy shit, we need to rescue the others!!!

Red Dog
03-05-08, 10:06 AM
This reminds me of the bar bet about the first American president...


That's a debate in itself - John Hanson or Samuel Huntington.

JasonF
03-05-08, 10:58 AM
That's a debate in itself - John Hanson or Samuel Huntington.

Hanson? No way. Samuel Huntington was the first President under the Articles of Confederation. And I could see the case for calling Peyton Randolph (first President of both the First and Second Continental Congresses) the first President of the U.S. But Hanson? No way!

wishbone
03-05-08, 12:06 PM
This was the recent Teen Tournament Final Jeopardy question:

The name of the man who gave the first tie-breaker vote in US Senate history.http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl0/1/13839/10_2008/john-adams.jpg

JasonF
03-05-08, 01:38 PM
I'm sorry, wishbon3. You failed to phrase your response in the form of a question.

NCMojo
03-05-08, 01:40 PM
Van Buren?
Ding-ding! We have a winner. No more calls, please.

wishbone
03-05-08, 02:08 PM
I'm sorry, wishbon3. You failed to phrase your response in the form of a question.Sorry Alex, "Who is Paul Giamatti as John Adams?"

Pharoh
03-05-08, 02:39 PM
Ding-ding! We have a winner. No more calls, please.


I've never bought that answer.

:shrug:


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