Answer: Which President had the first known Siamese cat in the U.S.?

The Question:  Which President had the first known Siamese cat in the U.S.?

Rutherford B. Hayes
Thomas Jefferson
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson

iamese cats were regal pets once owned by the royalty of Siam (current-day Thailand) to live within the palace walls and guard Buddhist temples. In 1878, a U.S. diplomat at a consulate in Bangkok learned the Hayes were fond of cats and shipped a Siamese cat to the White House, claiming it was the first attempt to send one to America. The Hayes named the cat Siam, and it roamed freely throughout the White House.

Answer: The correct answer is Rutherford B. Hayes.

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