catalenamara (catalenamara) wrote,

American Political Trivia

First (probably) gay President – the 15th president of the US (1857-1861), James Buchanan. His long-time living companion, William Rufus King, was referred to as "Aunt Fancy" and “Mrs. Buchanan” by that era’s Washington insiders.

First (acting) female president: Edith Wilson (1919-1921). After Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke in 1919, she had matters of state brought to her attention and maneuvered things so that the vice president didn’t take charge.

First major-party African American candidate for president: Shirley Chisholm, 1972. She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.

First female Vice Presidential candidate representing a major American political party: Geraldine Ferraro (Democratic Party, 1984).

First woman to run for President: Victoria Woodhull (1872), a suffragist, spiritualist, and she and her sister were the first female Wall Street stockbrokers. She spent election day in jail.

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