Question of the Day

Oct 02, 2014

Yesterday's question asked: With Secret Service protection trending lately on Capitol Hill, name the first President to get full protection by Secret Service! As a bonus, name the first President to get part-time protection, too! Those answers would be Theodore Roosevelt and Grover Cleveland, respectively.

Congratulations to both Ken Walker and Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times, who appear to be tied for first in answering both parts correctly! Nice job, TB Times journalists! Honorable mentions also go out to Edward TennerHiram ReisnerPaul DelColleCarrie Gray and Paul Boyd for getting both parts right, as well. Nice work also to folks who got at least half right: Matthew Delman and Hollywood Highlands!

As for today's question, here it is, with thanks again to frequent QOTD participant and former journalist Francis Hinchey for contributing: The death of which president prompted Congress to legislate the full protection of the chief executive? And on whose desk was the original legislation authorizing the Secret Service's creation, awaiting his signature, the very night he was assassinated? Name both presidents to receive credit!

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