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* Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president, saved 77 people from drowning as a lifeguard in his youth at a riverside beach near Dixon, Illinois.

*20th president of the United States James Garfield could write Greek with one hand while writing Latin with the other.

*Abe Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, carried letters, bills, and notes in his notorious black, top-hat.

*First U.S. president George Washington rejected a movement among army officers to make him king of the United States.

*William Taft, 27th president of the United States, weighed more than 300 pounds and had a special oversized bathtub installed in the White House.

*The 38th president of the United States, Gerald Ford turned down offers to play professional football for the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions.