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Presidents’ Day Trivia

Although Wednesday is technically (although not actually*) Washington's Birthday, today is President's Day.

It's a day we give a holiday to most government workers, banks, some parking meters and mail delivery. Congress gets the day off, despite the Separation of Powers.

The Washington Legislature does not take Presidents Day off. It has a full day of hearings on the schedule, and several groups are taking advantage of the three-day weekend to mount protests in and around the Capitol.

But the juxtaposition of a day on for the Legislature and a day off for much of the country for President's Day brings up this trivia question, courtesy of the National Conference of State Legislatures:

How many presidents were former legislators?

Answer to question, and explanation of the *, inside the blog.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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