Who was the only U.S. president blind in one eye?

  • Theodore Roosevelt correct

    Theodore Roosevelt's interest in boxing was well-known, but an injury he suffered from it while president was one of the best-kept secrets of his administration. After he reached the White House, Roosevelt continued his hobby of inviting sparring partners to box, a practice he started as governor of New York. Roosevelt met his match in what turned out to be his final bout in 1908 when an opponent landed a punch to the president's left eye. The blow caused severe hemorrhaging, eventually a detached retina, and finally blindness in the eye. He was 50 years old at the time.

  • George Washington
  • Bill Clinton
  • Herbert Hoover
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