Presidents that Beat Thomas Jefferson

For each selected category, name a U.S. President who ranks higher than Thomas Jefferson.
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Last updated: April 16, 2021
First submittedMarch 18, 2021
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Rank
Category
US Presidents
3
Earliest president
Washington | J. Adams
2 (t)
Longest presidency
F. D. Roosevelt
11
Oldest at end of presidency
Reagan | Trump | Eisenhower | Jackson | Buchanan |
Truman | G. H. W. Bush | W. H. Harrison | Monroe | Madison
7
Most recently born in Virginia
Wilson | Tyler | Taylor | W. H. Harrison | Monroe | Madison
13
Longest post-presidential lifespan
Carter | Hoover | Ford | G. H. W. Bush | J. Adams | Van Buren |
Fillmore | Clinton | Truman | Nixon | Madison | J. Q. Adams
5 (t)
Most legitimate children
Tyler | W. H. Harrison | Hayes | Garfield
13 (t)
Highest military rank before presidency
Washington | Eisenhower | Grant | Jackson | W. H. Harrison |
Taylor | Hayes | Garfield | Pierce | A. Johnson | Arthur | B. Harrison
2
Most land acquired by the US during presidency
Polk
5
Top rated (Siena 2018 poll)
Washington | F. D. Roosevelt | Lincoln | T. Roosevelt
4
Highest value of banknote pictured on (current)
Grant | Jackson | Lincoln
3
Last to wear a powdered wig
Monroe | Madison
7 (t)
Most books authored
Carter | Trump | T. Roosevelt | Nixon | Hoover | Clinton
4
Most U.S. streets named after
Washington | Lincoln | Jackson
4 (t)
Most times impeached
Trump | A. Johnson | Clinton
5 (t)
Most times assassinated
Lincoln | Garfield | McKinley | Kennedy
11 (t)
Most new states during presidency
B. Harrison | Washington | Monroe | Polk | Buchanan |
Jackson | Madison | Lincoln | Taft | Eisenhower
6
Most guessed on U.S. Vice Presidents quiz
Biden | L. B. Johnson | A. Johnson | J. Adams | G. H. W. Bush
3 (t)
Longest last name
Eisenhower | Washington
6
Fewest executive orders
J. Q. Adams | Monroe | Madison | J. Adams | W. H. Harrison
2 (t)
Most different Vice Presidents
F. D. Roosevelt
2
Highest signature on Declaration of Independence
J. Adams
4
Most recent of Democratic-Republican party
J. Q. Adams | Monroe | Madison
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Level 79
Mar 20, 2021
Some other categories I looked at but that Jefferson came first in... Most languages spoken, most illegitimate children probably, and most slaves owned.

He also came third in one estimate of peak net worth, behind Trump and Washington, though adjustment for inflation is an inexact science.

On executive orders, there are 5 known issued by him, though early executive orders were not all recorded. The president with the most issued 3,728! A little quiz on that here if you want to guess who...

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Level 50
Mar 18, 2021
Again, will be featured...
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Level 85
Mar 19, 2021
Do you have like insider access to JetPunk HQ or something? Or are you just really good at predicting things?
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Level 42
Mar 18, 2021
I love the idea! I'm a fan of the original concept, and this use is very clever. Congratulations!

I'm French, so US isn't my cup of tea, but I got 18, so it's probably quite easy for an American, but it's a good point.

By way of conclusion, it's an excellent work! Nominated, of course.

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Level 79
Mar 18, 2021
Thanks, appreciate it :)
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Level 42
Mar 19, 2021
I've to change my comment: congrats for the feature! It deserves a lot.
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Level 63
Mar 18, 2021
I think FDR should work as a type-in
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Level 79
Mar 18, 2021
Added, thanks.
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Level 76
Mar 19, 2021
Shouldn't Biden be an option for "oldest at end of presidency?" There is no possible way he could be younger than Jefferson at the end of the presidency even if he died today.
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Level 79
Mar 19, 2021
Ha, yes. I was in two minds whether to include him or not. I decided that as his presidency hasn't yet ended that to be truly nitpicky about it he shouldn't be an answer.
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Level 63
Mar 19, 2021
Biden could remain president forever.
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Level 34
Apr 16, 2021
i estimate 2 years or less
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Level 51
Mar 19, 2021
can you please stop making so many great quizzes and getting them all featured ;), whenever i check my email to see new quizzes from my subscribed users and i see your name, there's a 75% chance the quiz has already been featured xD
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Level 52
Mar 19, 2021
"Most Times Assassinated" gave me a good chuckle
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Level 43
Apr 17, 2021
Aye - maybe when they find a way to reanimate the deceased Trump through his DNA and bring him back to life, he can run again and be assassinated multiple times.
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Level 80
Mar 19, 2021
LOL at "Most times assassinated"
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Level 80
Mar 19, 2021
x2
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Level 83
Mar 19, 2021
Useless trivia: Lincoln is the only assassinated U.S. president to be shot once. Everyone else got it twice.

He and Kennedy are the only 2 to be shot in the head. Garfield and McKinley would have lived under modern, more sanitary practices.

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Level 81
Apr 16, 2021
I wonder how long that record is going to stand. Having a 4-way tie for first place feels unsatisfying.
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Level 78
Mar 19, 2021
Gotta be honest I forgot which president was the reference halfway through. Just tried to answer each category individually which included typing Jefferson at least once
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Level 90
Mar 19, 2021
"Oldest at end of presidency" should also include Joe Biden as a valid answer.
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Level 61
Mar 19, 2021
What if the United States converts to a system like North Korea and Biden becomes the permanent president even after death? The quiz maker would look like a fool!
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Level 71
Mar 19, 2021
He's not at the end of his presidency yet. Give it less than a year and this will have to be updated.
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Level 84
Mar 19, 2021
The banknote question: What about the Benjamins?
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Level 86
Mar 20, 2021
Not a president.
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Level 79
Mar 20, 2021
"The only president of the United States who was never president of the United States." :)
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Level 79
Mar 20, 2021
Very nice quiz :) A very minor correction - the "most legitimate children" answers should say "W.H. Harrison".
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Level 72
Mar 20, 2021
Most books authored - Trump didn't write any of the books published in his name.
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Level 79
Mar 20, 2021
Sure, I had "including ghostwritten" in brackets but figured it gave away that particular answer.
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Level 50
Mar 23, 2021
First time I've seen a featured quiz (or any quiz) with exactly 1,000 takes.
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Level 73
Mar 24, 2021
If you want to get really technical, then Thomas Jefferson was not tied for second most time in office. Because of leap seconds, here is how the ranking should be:
  1. Franklin D. Roosevelt - 4,422 days
  2. Ronald Reagan - 2,922 days, six seconds
  3. Bill Clinton - 2,922 days, five seconds
  4. Barack Obama - 2,922 days, three seconds
  5. George W. Bush - 2,922 days, two seconds
  6. Thomas Jefferson + seven others - 2,922 days
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Level 66
Apr 16, 2021
???
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Level 73
Apr 16, 2021
Looking at the fact that the comment has no likes (other than us), I think it's safe to assume that nobody wants to be technical
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Level 63
Apr 8, 2021
Surely assassination times are binary one/none? Either you get assassinated or you do not. Otherwise it is only an attempted assassination.
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Level 47
Apr 16, 2021
Yes, each president who has been assassinated once has been assassinated the most times.
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Level 44
Apr 16, 2021
Thank you TMBG for my James K. Polk points
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Level 60
Apr 16, 2021
Only missed Polk. Surprised his administration's acquisition of land so commonly known.
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Level 73
Apr 16, 2021
I'm not sure if Thomas Jefferson was impeached, and how a president could be assassinated more than once
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Level 53
Apr 16, 2021
Have you ever heard about humor?
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Level 36
Apr 16, 2021
Thomas Jefferson was a very odd president, not only did he create a botched version of the bible, he also had one of his slaves be his mistress
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Level 48
Apr 16, 2021
Botched is an interesting way to put it. To botch something is to screw it up. He deliberately edited the bible to remove anything that seemed supernatural. You may not agree with his take but it certainly wasn't an accident. He had a goal in mind and achieved it with percision.
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Level 38
Apr 16, 2021
Why does washington work but not george washington?
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Level 32
Apr 16, 2021
Oh my god I guessed on nearly all of them and still got 100%
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Level 34
Apr 16, 2021
this quiz really tripped me up. why are full names not allowed as answers?
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Level 79
Apr 16, 2021
Sorry, they will be now. Update pending.