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Lefty Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan

Famous Left-hander Birthday, February 6

Former American President Ronald Reagan

Although a natural left-handed, the late former American president Reagan was converted to right-handed in writing when he was in Grammar school.

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Political Lefties

Left-handed Political Leaders

McGeorge Bundy

Oliver North

Anthony Kennedy

H. Ross Perot

William Perry

Nelson Rockefeller

Hugh Scott

Henry Wallace

1992 Lefty Presidential Candidates

Lefty Presidential Candidates for 1992 US Elections

Interestingly, during the 1992 United States presidential election, the three main candidates were all left-handed:

  • George Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • H. Ross Perot

Bill Clinton won and became the 42nd US president.

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Left-handed presidents of the United States of America

Left-handed American Presidents

For the lefties, it is interesting to note that left-handed political leaders held America’s top job as presidents of the United States. Profiled great men include Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Harry S. Truman, Herbert Hoover and James Garfield.

Notably, although Truman and Reagan are included as left-handed, some sources prevail that both former presidents were ambidextrous. This is not surprising. Unlike the present generation, in the past centuries, left-handedness was considered a disability, and both parents and teachers made efforts to suppress this. Result is either the child ultimately wrote with the right-hand but remained left-handed in all other activities, or the child became ambidextrous.

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Lefty Birthday – Helen Keller and Ross Perot

June 27  Birthday Celebrants

Henry Ross Perot - American businessman, presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996.

Helen Keller - American writer and lecturer. Blind and deaf from infancy, left-handed Helen Keller became the first woman to receive an honorary degree from Harvard.

Lefty American President Abraham Lincoln

Famous Left-hander Birthday, February 12

16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln

Former American president, Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), served as the 16th President of the U.S. – from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He was a country lawyer, Illinois state legislator, member of the U.S. House of Representatives before his 1860 election as the first Republican president.

He successfully led the United States of America through the American Civil War, preserving the Union and putting an end to slavery. As an outspoken opponent of the slavery in the U.S., he won the Republican nomination in 1860; later in the year he was elected president.

Lincoln introduced measures resulting in the abolition of slavery. Just six days after the surrender of Confederate forces headed by Gen. Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

Known to be one of the most eloquent American speakers of all-time, he is often quoted. One famous Lincoln quotation is from his Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865:

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

~ 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865 ~

Lefty Senator Hugh Scott

Famous lefthander birthday, November 11

American Senator Hugh Scott

Lefty Birthday – US Senator John McCain

Famous Left-handed Birthday, August 29

U.S. Senator John McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain

John Sidney McCain III is born August 29, 1936. He is the United States Senator from Arizona. Sen. McCain was the Republican nominee for the 2008 U.S. presidential election. McCain followed his father and grandfather, both admirals in the US Navy. He became a naval aviator who flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he nearly lost his life in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, badly injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations.

In summary, McCain is a living hero of the US. Trior to entering politics, this famous lefthander was a captain in the U.S. Navy and a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

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Lefty Birthday – Cuban Leader Fidel Castro

Famous Lefthander Birthday,  August 13

Cuban Leader Fidel Castro

F. Castro arrives in Wash. DC, April 15, 1959.

Fidel Castro, born August 13, 1926, was one of the major leaders of the Cuban Revolution, the Prime Minister of Cuba from February 1959 to December 1976. He then became the President of the Council of Cuban State until his resignation from the office , February 2008.
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Lefty Birthday – Former U.S. President Herbert Hoover

Famous Lefthander Birthday, August 10

Former U.S. President Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. Preident Herbert Hoover

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st Republican President of the U.S., 1929–1933. Aside from his political career, he was a professional mining engineer and author. He was the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under two presidents, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Hoover promoted government intervention under the rubric “economic modernization”. Hoover is the last cabinet secretary to be directly elected President of the United States.

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