2016-06-02
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Which president refused prayers and minister presence while laying on his death bed?

George Washington had no religious ties and stayed away from connecting religion and politics.
2

Who was the second Quaker president?

After Herbert Hoover though, Nixon broke the Quaker commitment to serve in the U.S. Navy.
3

Who is reportedly the first president to host the first Ramadan celebration in the White House?

Thomas Jefferson hosted Sidi Soliman Mellimelli, a Muslim envoy from the chieftain of Tunis for dinner on December 9, 1805. The two were to discuss piracy on American merchant vessels and since it was Ramadan, Jefferson held the meal at sunset in deferenc
4

Who lit the first White House Christmas tree?

In 1923, Coolridge lit the first Christmas tree in the White House and also oversaw the first public celebration of the Christmas holidays.
5

Who was the first president to light a Hanukkah menorah in the White House?

While Bill Clinton was the first president to light a Hanukkah menorah in the White House, George W. Bush was the first to host a White House Hanukkah party.
6

What president died on Good Friday?

Abraham Lincoln had no formal religious affiliation, was shot on Good Friday and he died the day before Easter Sunday.
7

Who created the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives?

It was George W. Bush's first executive order as president.
8

Which president preached until becoming a member of Congress?

While he was not an ordained minister, he was the only U.S. president to have been part of the clergy.
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