Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

who was america's 18th president ?

who was america's 18th president

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Nope - not Ulysses S. Grant.

    The first president of America was Peyton Randolph (not George Washington).

    Randolph was the first of 14 presidents who preceded Washington!

    Randolph and the 13 others were presidents of the Continental Congress or the United States in Congress Assembled. (The continental congress was the body formed by the 13 colonies and it was this body that resolved that Britain had declared war. They created the Continental Army, appointing George Washington as its commander-in chief).

    The 2nd president, John Hancock, presided over the declaration of independence from Britain, where congress asserted its right to govern the colonies (or states as they became).

    So there were 14 presidents before Washington was sworn in as President of the independent United States in 1789.

    So the 18th president would be .... James Madison, jr in 1809.

    Edit - the question specifically asks about 'America' - there is no mention of USA in the question. Randolph was the first American President - check it out.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Ulysses S Grant was the eighteenth president of the united states members of the general Congress were not presidents of America only their own states and only in a Representative form they had no power only to vote. Until the Declaration of Independence was written and signed by all 14 Representatives there was no united states.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
  • C B
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I agree. I just googled "18th US President" and up came the answer

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ulysses S. Grant

  • clo
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    right it somewhat is a novel thought so which you would be able to contemplate: possibly their charm to voters depended on who they have been and what they inspired relative to what the country mandatory on the time they campaigned. possibly it did no longer count what party they belonged to. understand that the events went by using enormous variations for the time of industrialization and have been thoroughly distinctive by using the middle of the well-liked era. supply wasn't a similar "Republican" that Hoover grow to be and Polk and Wilson would not have known one yet another as belonging to a similar Democratic party. you will no longer be able to evaluate presidents or events from widely separated historic classes.

  • 1 decade ago

    William Clarke, the 18th President of The PGA of America, died Sept. 22 of congestive heart failure, in Parkville, Md. Clarke, considered one of the foremost authorities on the Rules of Golf, was 85. He is survived by his wife, Marion.

    Clarke, PGA President in 1973 and 1974, was elected to PGA membership on Jan. 15, 1948. He was a PGA Master Professional, and the PGA head professional at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md., from March 1954 through December 1989.

    Clarke was very active in developing the Business School concept to help drive employment for PGA Professionals. While serving on the PGA Executive Committee, the forerunner of today's Board of Directors, Clarke chaired the PGA Education Committee when it was formed in 1966. He was instrumental in the growth of the education program during a time that membership requirements were becoming more stringent.

    Clarke's five-year term as Chairman of the PGA Rules Committee (from 1966 to 1971) is the longest of any individual. He served in rules capacities at numerous major championships and Ryder Cups.

    "Bill Clarke was the consummate PGA Professional who cared deeply about his profession, his peers and the game," said PGA President Brian Whitcomb. "Golf has lost one of its greats but Bill's contributions at the local, PGA Section and national levels will stand as his lasting legacy for future generations of PGA Professionals."

    From 1959 to 1962, Clarke was president of the Middle Atlantic PGA Section. He was named the Middle Atlantic Section's Golf Professional of the Year in 1960. He was elected PGA Treasuer in 1966 and went on to hold the national office of Secretary before being elected to his term as PGA President.

    Clarke started his career as a young caddie, working for whatever pittance he could bring home during the Great Depression. This was Clarke's first exposure to the game. Later, while serving in the U.S. Navy Air Corps as an aerial gunner in World War II, the future Rules expert became friendly with some PGA Professionals who would ultimately influence his career decision.

    Following the war, Clarke went to work at Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach, Va., then moved to Baltimore Country Club as an assistant professional for six years before accepting the head professional professional at Hillendale, where he remained until his retirement.

    While pursuing a career in golf, Clarke also studied art at the Maryland Institute in Baltimore. He became an accomplished artist whose original works would adorn his shop at Hillendale.

    PGA Professionals received another playing opportunity during Mr. Clarke's term when the Diamondhead Matches â€" the precursor to the biennial PGA Cup â€" were launched at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort in 1973. The PGA Cup, matching the top PGA Professionals in the U.S. against their Great Britain and Ireland counterparts in a Ryder Cup-like competition, continues today.

    Clarke enjoyed a successful playing career at the state and Section level, twice finishing third in the Marland Open and twice finishing second in the Middle Atlantic PGA Assistant Professional Championship. The trophy for the Assistant Professional Championship is named in his honor.

    "Bill gave so much of himself to The PGA because he loved the game of golf and the people involved in it," said PGA Secretary Allen Wronowski, who succeeded Clarke as PGA head professional at Hillendale Country Club. "Bill lived a wonderful life and touched countless lives. I will miss him deeply as a mentor and a friend."

    In 1968, Clark was honored by The PGA with the Horton Smith Award, for outstanding service and contributions toward developing and improving educational opportunities for PGA Professionals.

    Clarke is a member of the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame, the Middle Atlantic PGA Hall of Fame, and the Middle Atlantic Golf Association Hall of Fame.

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