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Q&A: Presidents with Disabilities

We’re takin’ the mystery out of disability history!

icon "Disability Q&A"Disability Network Southwest Michigan is pleased to bring you Disability Q & A to test your knowledge of disability-related topics. We post questions on Facebook and provide a link for you to check the answer and learn more about each topic.

Q: How many US presidents can you name who had a disability during office?

A: We found these ten:

  1. William Jefferson Clinton (hearing disability)
  2. Ronald Reagan   (hearing disability)
  3. John F. Kennedy (learning disability & chronic pain)
  4. Dwight D. Eisenhower (learning disability)
  5. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (polio)
  6. Woodrow Wilson (learning disability)
  7. Abraham Lincoln (mental illness)
  8. James Madison (epilepsy)
  9. Thomas Jefferson,   (learning disability)
  10. George Washington (learning disability)

Follow this link to learn more about US Presidents with disabilities.

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