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Political trvia question: Who is this?

bear513

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Failed in business. 22
Ran for legislature-lost. 23
Again failed in business. 24
Elected legislature-won. 25
Sweethart died. 26
Nervous break down. 27
Defeated for speaker. 29
Defeted for elector. 31
Defeated for congress. 34
Elected to congress. 37
Defeated for congress. 39
Defeated for Senate. 46
Defeated for vice president 47
Defeated for Senate. 49
Elected President. 51
 

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Failed in business. 22
Ran for legislature-lost. 23
Again failed in business. 24
Elected legislature-won. 25
Sweethart died. 26
Nervous break down. 27
Defeated for speaker. 29
Defeted for elector. 31
Defeated for congress. 34
Elected to congress. 37
Defeated for congress. 39
Defeated for Senate. 46
Defeated for vice president 47
Defeated for Senate. 49
Elected President. 51
Abe Lincoln
 

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Abrham Lincoln. The last one, elected President at age 51, was tricky. While he was elected President at age 51, he wasn't inaugurated until age 52 and 20 days being that the inauguration didn't take place until March instead of the current January.
 
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Was just reading a book about him, I didn't know all that...I knew he was a one term senator and all but didn't know he had so much failure early on and he kept on trying and never gave up.
 

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Failed in business. 22
Ran for legislature-lost. 23
Again failed in business. 24
Elected legislature-won. 25
Sweethart died. 26
Nervous break down. 27
Defeated for speaker. 29
Defeted for elector. 31
Defeated for congress. 34
Elected to congress. 37
Defeated for congress. 39
Defeated for Senate. 46
Defeated for vice president 47
Defeated for Senate. 49
Elected President. 51


Lincoln
 

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Saw the same, or a similar, list in the book Treasure Mountain by Louis Lamour years ago
 

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Was just reading a book about him, I didn't know all that...I knew he was a one term senator and all but didn't know he had so much failure early on and he kept on trying and never gave up.
I had heard this before, many many years ago, so it was less a guess than a memory. It is a lesson that tells us it isn't failure that defines us, it is how we get up, dust ourselves off and go ahead that counts.
 

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You are all wrong . The correct answer is Chelsea Clintons future granddaughter !
 

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