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  • Hail to the chiefs, as played by . . .

    Hail to the chiefs, as played by . . .
    Americans usually celebrate the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy on President's Day. But rarely are the less stellar commanders in chief ever mentioned, such as William Henry Harrison -- who caught a cold that turned into pneumonia and died in 1841 after less than a month in office -- or James Buchanan, the bachelor president who is considered by many scholars to be one of the worst leaders of the free world.