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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Van Buren, technically. His predecessors were born here -- but USA was not yet independent from Great Britain. I think this is a trick Q!

Dec 30, 2015 11:44 AM
Corey R. Roberts
Keller Williams Realty—Yuba Sutter - Yuba City, CA
Turning Dreams into Realty.

I agree with Candice A. Donofrio ! Trick question. Are you ready for this?

Van Buren if we're talking about the US before it was recognized by the rest of the world as actually independent. However, the Treaty of Paris in 1783 formally recognized the US as a a free and sovereign nation, which would make Zachary Taylor the first president born in the United States of America. Butttt the constitution, which established the government of the United States of America that we know today, wasn't ratified until 1788. This would make John Tyler the first president born in the United States which stands today. Technically. 


But one could argue that Britain didn't actually recognize United States as independent until after the War of 1812. The US, in a sense, was independent only "nominally" and not actually--which would make it Grant. But that's stretching it a little too far... 

Dec 30, 2015 12:40 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

you missed your calling, Conrad..... you should have been a history teacher.... Happy New Year, my friend....

Dec 30, 2015 09:17 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Conrad. I would have to say Van Buren as well.

Dec 30, 2015 05:10 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

This sounds like something from "Jaywalking".  So do some of the answers.

Candice nailed it.

Dec 30, 2015 01:20 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Abraham Washington?

Dec 30, 2015 01:12 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Van Burean. Those before him were born in Europe....

Dec 30, 2015 11:24 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

For some weird reason, I believe I know this -- Martin Van Buren. Great question for when we get closer to President's Day.

Dec 30, 2015 09:50 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Conrad, love the historical question and the good responses you have had! 

Sad to say in our current culture you might have had more participants if you asked the question:  What music icon is famous for singing Born in the USA ?

Dec 30, 2015 08:29 PM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Well it looks like I learned something new today.

Dec 30, 2015 06:57 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Conrad. I didn't know the answer, but it looks like you already got a couple of correct answers.

Dec 30, 2015 05:11 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am going along with Sam Shueh and Candice A. Donofrio .  I am not that familiar with American History, having been educated in French schools until age 12.  A

Dec 30, 2015 01:03 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hey I'm going to go with the same answer as Sam and Candice. That sounds good to me. 

Dec 30, 2015 12:45 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

NOT George Washington!

Dec 30, 2015 10:54 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I will look for the answer.

Dec 30, 2015 10:26 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The eight president!

Dec 30, 2015 10:18 PM
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

I am going to google it!!!

Dec 30, 2015 10:14 PM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I guess I don't know much about U S history after reading these answers.

Dec 30, 2015 01:08 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I thought that was a requirement that all presidents had to be born in the US.

Jan 03, 2016 01:20 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Conrad, no clue but it looks like you have the answer. Great question

Dec 31, 2015 12:05 AM
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Well I learned something on the last day of the year.

Dec 31, 2015 12:00 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This question is a little too tricky for me.

Dec 30, 2015 10:58 PM