Tuesday, February 21, 2012

College Degrees

So who is the only modern US President (so 20th and 21st centuries) without a college degree? As a note, I actually guessed wrong! Made sense, though, once I saw the answer! Anyone know it off the top of their head?

So this article looks at the degrees of the 2012 presidential hopefuls. As I was looking through this most of it wasn't surprising, but I have to say I was surprised that Newt Gringrich had a Ph.D in European history from Tulane!

2 comments:

Eric said...

Harry Truman. I was researching that a few nights ago. Who was the last Supreme Court Justice to NOT have a law degree?!?

Jennie W said...

Stanley Reed was last without a law degree, Robert Jackson last appointed. I will admit I did have to look that up. I have to admit that 1941 as last appointment without a degree is actually a little later than I would have though but if you think about he was "getting" his degree in the 19-teens, which is about right for that to still be prevalent.

On the president without a degree, the first one that popped into my head was Ronald Reagan b/c he was an actor, but he did have a degree.