Posts tagged: Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson and The Hermitage: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Here are 10 things *I* didn’t know about President Andrew Jackson and his famous home, anyway, until my visit to The Hermitage yesterday. 1) Jackson was verrrry skinny.  The man was 6’1″ and 140 pounds when elected president.  (John Quincy Adams, just before him, was 5’7″ and stout; Martin Van Buren followed him at 5’6″ and also full-figured.) 


John Forsythe is Dead

John Forsythe, the famous Georgia governor, senator, and Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson star of Charlie’s Angels and Dynasty, died this week at the age of 92 in Santa Ynez, California.  It was pneumonia what got him.