Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration Monday: Connecticut Connections

  Yes, it's Inauguration Day, and my family has been watching the parade. (If you're interested, it's on CSPAN). It got me to wondering: what presidents have Connecticut connections?

1) #41 + #43 have strong connections: According to WhiteHouse.gov, George H.W. Bush went to Yale, and George W. Bush was born in CT.

2) John Adams made a visit to Middletown that has been quoted for generations.

3)Abraham Lincoln made a famous follow-up to the Cooper Union Speech in New Haven, according to the New Haven Register.

Who am I missing? Oh, yes... George Washington (while many houses still claim he slept there, a few are telling the truth) - and probably John Quincy Adams. Who else?


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