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Major Presidential Speeches

Coolidge - Clinton I

President
total in term
yearly average
average monthly interval between speeches
Coolidge
25
5.0
2.4
Hoover
7
1.8
6.1
Roosevelt I
12
3.0
4.0
Roosevelt II
13
3.3
3.7
Roosevelt III
19
4.8
2.5
Roosevelt IV
1
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Truman I
17
3.4
2.8
Truman II
15
3.8
3.2
Eisenhower I
21
5.3
2.3
Eisenhower II
20
5.0
2.5
Kennedy
15
5.0
2.3
Johnson
23
4.6
2.7
Nixon I
23
5.8
2.1
Nixon II
13
8.1
1.5
Ford
12
5.2
2.4
Carter
17
4.3
2.8
Reagan I
20
5.0
2.4
Reagan II
27
6.8
1.8
Bush
17
4.3
2.8
Clinton I
14
3.5
3.4


Source: Lyn Ragsdale, Vital Statistics on the Presidency (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998), 167.  Modifications to the data for Coolidge and Hoover compiled by Gerhard Peters and taken from Congressional Record (1929-32)

*a major speech is defined as live nationally televised and broadcast addresses to the country that preempt all major network programming.  Inaugural Adresses and  State of the Union Addresses are included

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