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« on: October 19, 2004, 08:43:54 pm »

I know there's Alaska and Hawaii ... and I believe Wyoming and Idaho ... what else?
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2004, 08:50:15 pm »

Tons.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Kansas
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina*
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

* - Note that Andrew Jackson was born in either North Carolina or South Carolina, but it is unknown exactly where. If Jackson was born in North Carolina, 32 states have never had Presidents born in them; if South Carolina, then 31.

Oh, and obviously the District of Columbia has never had a President either.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2004, 08:52:03 pm »

I mean elected from, not born.  :-)
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2004, 08:53:11 pm »

What do you mean "elected from"?
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2004, 08:55:05 pm »

I was born in Virginia.

Let's say I move to Alaska when I'm 18, work my way up to Governor, and then get elected President of the United States.

I was elected from Alaska, not Virginia.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2004, 08:55:20 pm »

Tons.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
Kansas
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
Mississippi
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina*
South Dakota
Utah
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

* - Note that Andrew Jackson was born in either North Carolina or South Carolina, but it is unknown exactly where. If Jackson was born in North Carolina, 32 states have never had Presidents born in them; if South Carolina, then 31.

Oh, and obviously the District of Columbia has never had a President either.

I think this is it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2004, 08:58:24 pm »

Eisenhower was from Kansas.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2004, 08:59:02 pm »

Wilson was from Virginia NOT New Jersey so NJ should be moved into states that never had a president.
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2004, 09:00:14 pm »

Wilson was not elected from Virginia, I'm pretty sure
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2004, 09:01:36 pm »

That's hard to say, I guess. Is Bush from Texas or Maine? Too many politicians have multiple homes. It would be hard to find that sort of information.
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2004, 09:02:13 pm »

Wrong and wrong,  Eisenhower was elected from NY and PA; Wilson from NJ.
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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2004, 09:03:25 pm »

That's hard to say, I guess. Is Bush from Texas or Maine? Too many politicians have multiple homes. It would be hard to find that sort of information.

George H. W. Bush was registered in Texas at the time of all of his elections.
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2004, 09:08:32 pm »

Well I started counting from Washington onward and I made it to 1824. Anyone know where John Q. Adams was from?

Virginia - 4
Massachusetts - 1
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2004, 09:08:40 pm »

Wrong and wrong,  Eisenhower was elected from NY and PA; Wilson from NJ.

Neither were born in those states.
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2004, 09:11:25 pm »

Wrong and wrong,  Eisenhower was elected from NY and PA; Wilson from NJ.

Neither were born in those states.

That isn't the question.  It's from which state from which state the president was elected from.
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2004, 09:33:58 pm »

Totals:

Virginia - 5
Massachusetts - 4
Tennessee - 3
New York - 7
Louisiana - 1
NH - 1
Penn - 1
Illinois - 1
Ohio - 6
Vermont - 1
Indiana - 1
NJ - 1
Oregon - 1
Missouri - 1
Kansas - 1
Texas - 3
California - 2
Michigan - 1
Georgia - 1
Arkansas - 1

NY has the most
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2004, 09:35:36 pm »

PA had two, Buchannan and Eisenhower (2nd term).
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2004, 09:36:29 pm »

Why'd he switch home states?
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2004, 09:39:20 pm »

Indiana had a president?
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2004, 09:46:41 pm »

Pardon my idiocy, but who came from Oregon?
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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2004, 10:52:19 pm »

Herbert Hoover was from Oregon, according to this site.

Benjamin Harrison was Indiana.
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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2004, 12:07:43 am »

Hoover was from Kansas. And I think he ran from California the second time around.
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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2004, 07:45:02 am »

Hoover was from Kansas. And I think he ran from California the second time around.
Hoover was born in Iowa (ask PB). But I thought he ran from California, too.

JQ Adams was from Massachusetts btw.
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2004, 07:51:23 am »

There's quite a lot of presidents not born in the state they ran from.
Jackson - born in SC (or possibly NC), from TN
WH Harrison - born in Va, from Ohio IIRC
Polk - born in NC, from TN
Taylor - born in Va, nominally from Louisiana (he absentee owned a plantation there. He really lived wherever he was posted)
Lincoln - born in KY, (raised in IN,) from IL
Andy Johnson - born in NC, from TN
Arthur - born in VT, from NY
Cleveland - born in NJ, from NY (so no matter how you look at it, NJ had a president)
Ben Harrison - born in Ohio, from IN
Wilson - born in Va, from NJ
Coolidge - born in VT, from MA
Hoover - born in Iowa, take your pick where from
Eisenhower - born in Texas, (raised in Kansas,) from New York or Pennsylvania or whatever. He switched homestates in office
Nixon - born in CA, from NY at the time of the '68 election (but not of the 52, 56, 60 or 72 elections, when he was registered in California)
Ford - born in IL, from MI
Reagan - born in IL, from CA
Bush sr - born in MA, from TX
Bush jr - born in CT, from TX
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2004, 08:42:36 am »

Hoover was from Kansas. And I think he ran from California the second time around.
Hoover was born in Iowa (ask PB). But I thought he ran from California, too.

JQ Adams was from Massachusetts btw.

He ran from Kansas the first time around.
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