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Dead Presidents

Now with Obituaries! ...And Ratings!

Designated (way back in 1991) one of the most Useless WWW Pages on the whole dang Internet!
And boy, am I proud!
(Gee, it looks like I've outlasted the Useless WWW Pages Website itself!)


If you're into dead presidents (and gosh, who isn't?), you came to the right place. By simply clicking your mouse button, you can see pictures of me, Manus Hand, visiting the final resting places of every one of them (save five -- I'm still working on it!) Prepare yourself for excitement and adventure (or at least for a bunch of pictures of me standing in cemeteries, tombs, crypts, and mausoleums).

And yes, you read it correctly! On the pages you're about to visit, you will be able to read the obituary text published at the time of the man's death -- fascinating and excellent sketch biographies and accounts of the tragedies that befell the men who held the office. [Currently, the obituaries or death notices are provided for all of the Presidents except J.Q. Adams, Jackson, W.H. Harrison, Polk, Taylor, McKinley, and Nixon. After my fingers rest up, I'll add the others.]

And now, on with the show....

George Washington Franklin Pierce William Howard Taft
John Adams James Buchanan Woodrow Wilson
Thomas Jefferson Abraham Lincoln Warren G. Harding
James Madison Andrew Johnson Calvin Coolidge
James Monroe Ulysses S. Grant Herbert Hoover
John Quincy Adams Rutherford B. Hayes Franklin Roosevelt
Andrew Jackson James A. Garfield Harry S Truman
Martin Van Buren Chester Alan Arthur Dwight D. Eisenhower
William Henry Harrison Grover Cleveland John F. Kennedy
John Tyler Benjamin Harrison Lyndon Johnson
James Knox Polk Grover Cleveland Richard Nixon
Zachary Taylor William McKinley Gerald Ford
Millard Fillmore Theodore Roosevelt Ronald Reagan

At this point, you're surely wondering, "Can there possibly be even more I can read about these pages and your silly hobby?" Frighteningly, yes! I happily present even more entertaining tripe and (at the risk of actually making these pages useful) links to related Web sites!


Frequently Asked Questions

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Manus Gump And The DP's

(A bit of fun!) You thought the only thing you could find here was pictures of me with Presidential graves. Well, I haven't always been too late to get some still-life....

DP's On DP's!

Read what the Dead Presidents thought about each other! With comments from laudatory to insulting, you can get a feel as to how they rubbed each other.

Rate The DP's!

I Visit 'Em, You Rate 'Em! Your Chance to Spout Off About Your Favorite and Least Favorite Dead Presidents!

Join The MHFC!

Don't ask me why, but someone has started a Manus Hand Fan Club. There are no dues, so if you have any inclination to join, I'm not about to stop you (heck, I'm a charter member myself!)

From the Discovery Channel to C-Span
to the New York Times Magazine to a bunch of silly Web awards,
check out the various recognitions these pages have...earned?


Manus Hand, your friend and mine, is available via e-mail at "manus@diplom.org"

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