Have you ever heard the story about the man who became president for a day?
Does anybody know the name of the man who was president for a day?
President James Polk spent his last day as president on March 3, 1849, and at midnight, Polk was out of office. But his successor, Gen. Zachary Taylor, a staunch church goer, refused to be sworn in on March 4, 1849 because it was a Sunday. He said, “Going to church was a higher priority than becoming president of the United States.” He postponed his inauguration until Monday, March 5. So for one day, US Senator David Atchison of Missouri was president pro tempore of the US.
Can you think of anything more important than becoming president of the US?
Zachary Taylor could – it was going to church.