Pres­i­den­tial prece­dents

Reminisce - - Contents - BY DE­BRA STEILEN

The year 1946 stands out as one that molded men (and ba­bies) into lead­ers. Test your pres­i­den­tial knowl­edge. He grad­u­ated from the U.S. Naval Academy and mar­ried his sweet­heart a month later.

2 Three fu­ture pres­i­dents were born dur­ing the sum­mer of 1946—the first year of the baby boom. Who are they?

3 The Navy gave this for­mer Ea­gle Scout (pic­tured) an honor­able dis­charge on Feb. 23. 4 The Screen Ac­tors Guild asked him (then its third vice pres­i­dent) to me­di­ate a dis­pute be­tween unions.

5 He started a po­lit­i­cal dy­nasty by win­ning his first elec­tion: a con­gres­sional seat in Mas­sachusetts.

6 Hailed as a WWII hero, this Army chief of staff be­came a per­ma­nent five-star gen­eral. 7 An eco­nom­ics ma­jor at Yale in 1946, this for­mer Navy pi­lot grad­u­ated Phi Beta Kappa in just 21⁄2 years.

8 Money he won play­ing poker in the Navy dur­ing WWII helped fund his 1946 Cal­i­for­nia con­gres­sional cam­paign.

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