Trivia Bits for Mar 19, 2018

By Leslie Elman

March 19, 2018 2 min read

Shortly after George Washington took office as president in 1789, his nephew, Bushrod, asked to be appointed as the federal attorney for Virginia. Washington said no. He wanted to make sure that no one could accuse him of favoritism or corruption in choosing the people who would join his government and, family member or not, if Bushrod wasn't the most qualified person for the job, he wasn't going to get it. Bushrod remained a lawyer in Virginia, building his reputation, and in 1798 President John Adams named him to fill a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Who was the first chief justice of the United States?

A) John Adams

B) Alexander Hamilton

C) John Jay

D) Earl Warren

Previous answer: Chicago is a form of the card game bridge, related to contract bridge and rubber bridge.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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