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    MAY 2020

The BPC is dedicated to sharing Buffalo's unique presidential history. During these historic times we hope all our friends, supporters and our community at large are taking the measures necessary to stay safe.  The information in this newsletter has been compiled to help you continue to learn about our shared past.

PAST PRESIDENTS AND PANDEMICS
Click on the blue box below to read Patsy Widakuswara's overview of how six former US presidents handled pandemics and the lessons learned.
"How US Presidents Have Handled Public Health Crises" by Patsy Widakuswara
On February 25th the Buffalo Presidential Center partnered with the TR Inaugural Site for a Presidents Day program about "Buffalo's Presidential Connections" presented by BPC Trustee Courtney Speckmann. 
Click on the blue box below to watch the this program.
Buffalo's Presidential Connections--Courtney Speckmann
BUFFALO PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA
How many of these can you answer correctly?
Answers are located at the end of this newsletter.
 
1. We all know that Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated at the Wilcox Mansion after McKinley's assassination on September 4, 1901. How many different times did T.R. actually come to Buffalo?
                a.  6        b. 10         c. 13          d. 19

2. Grover Cleveland was elected to several different local offices. Which one was he NOT elected to?
                a. Erie County Sheriff                c. Democratic Ward Leader
                b. Ass't District Attorney            d. Mayor of Buffalo

3. Millard Fillmore was a member of several political parties, except....
                a. Democratic-Republican          c. Whig
                b. Anti-Masonic                           d. American

4. William McKinley's body lay in state for public viewing in which Buffalo building on Sept. 15, 1901?
                a. Milburn House                       c. St. James Hall
                b. County-City Hall                    d. St Paul's Episcopal Church     

5. In which year did Abraham Lincoln (or his body) NOT visit Buffalo?
               a. 1848                                      c. 1861
               b. 1860                                      d. 1865          
TR Buffalo Campaign Pin 1904


Cleveland

Returns to Buffalo 

1885
Fillmore

Campaign Image


1856
McKinley
Funeral Procession 1901

Lincoln
&
Grace Bedell Memorial

Westfield NY



 
(Images and quiz courtesy of Bren Price, BPC Board member)
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TRIVA QUIZ ANSWERS:

#1. d/19 visits to Buffalo     
#2. b/Asst. District Attorney   
 #3. a/Democratic-Republican   
#4. c/County-City Hall             
  # 5.b/1860
 
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