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Shop Steward Newsletter Quiz Answer

The answer to the trivia question in our July Shop Stewards News is…James Madison, who served as President of the United States from 1809 to 1817.  His wife, Dolly, is credited with establishing many of the Whitehouse traditions that are still in place and “legend” says she was the first person to serve ice cream in the White House.

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We all know that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. But did you know that two of the men primarily responsible for drafting the document died on the same exact day? And that day was in fact July 4?   That’s right. John Adams, who is often credited with being the person to ask Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration, died at age 90 on July 4, 1826 in Massachusetts. The story goes that Adams’ last words were “Thomas Jefferson still survives.” He was mistaken: Jefferson had died five hours earlier at Monticello in Virginia at the age of 82. And if that isn’t odd enough, the last of the “Founding Fathers” and a peer of the two former presidents, James Monroe died at the age of 73 on July 4, 1831 in New York City! Adams, Jefferson and Monroe were, respectively, our second, third and fifth presidents. Do you know who was our fourth president? Find the answer at www.ufcw1262.org.